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Koelner Zoo

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Riehler Str. 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 180 5 280101
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This zoo has more animals than any other zoological park in Germany and boasts an aquarium and the world's largest elephant park in northern Europe. Open 365 days a year; in the summer hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“big cats” (14 reviews)
“feeding times” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Riehler Str. 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 180 5 280101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is pretty big and there are different atmospheres for the tropical animals. You can see some animals from a very close distance. There's a petting section where you can pet the sheep and the goats. There was the China lights festival and there...More

Thank Carolina R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place certainly gives kids a grand time. The variety of animals is impressive and you know that they are very well taken cared of. One needs about half a day to see everything. Definitely worth the entrance fee!

Thank Shelanee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a relatively small zoo but an excellent one! When I visited the China Light Festival was still ongoing, which was pretty interesting and was an added extra thing to see on my trip around. The gift shop here was really good! The zoo...More

Thank travellinrabbit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is lovely! Although we went on a rainy morning there were lots of people about and lots of animals to see. The elephant enclosure is amazing and I could have stood watching them all day! During our visit the zoo had the Chinese...More

Thank Stegwin12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For 19€ I was very impressed. Such a huge variety and many of the popular animals. As a former keeper, I’m always very critical about enclosures and animals. The enclosures here were great, lots of enrichment is provided, animals all looked to be in good...More

Thank carpekirsti3
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Not a great believer of Zoo’s and nothing here made me feel any different, however wife loves the zoo’s and she really enjoyed this zoo, so going from what the wife enjoyed, get yourself here and enjoy the day

Thank Glenn J
Reviewed 8 December 2017

As we were with our small children in Cologne, decided to visit this zoo. It is huge, but not so exotic like in India. There are many animals like camel, chimpanzees, tiger, cheetah, lions, bear, hippos, giraffes, humboldt penguins, elephants etc. We were very lucky...More

1  Thank Mumbai_Lover77
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Putting aside the ethical questions about zoos this is a fabulous example with all the animals in large bespoke settings with lots to do. The themed settings are reminiscent of Busch Gardens in Florida. Wide range of animals inc Apes,Big cats,reptiles and a separate Aquarium....More

1  Thank Jonesfamilyislington
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We were there at 11am and at 5 there was still things that we did not see.This is a very big zoo with lots of animal species. We could hardly come back since we liked to see animals again. There was also a play ground...More

Thank hoda g
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a large, well laid-out zoo with many attractions and an unbelievable collection. Many trails and exhibits and some well designed buildings (the Hippodome was especially inventive). The animals are close and active and the behaviors of most lack the patterned behaviors that animals...More

1  Thank Brad J
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8 January 2018|
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Response from travellinrabbit | Reviewed this property |
It was very good quality of food at a very reasonable price. For two meals of cheeseburger and chips and two drinks we paid probably $20 or so.
Karina M
6 December 2017|
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Response from tinkerbell_UK_19 | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought so but vest to check their website. although we got discounted tickets for using the tram/train system think they were half price or something. possibly worth going on that website too?