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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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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 via mobile

A great park to walk in. Lot's of animals and so many different ones. The snowleopards are unique, the jungle is amazing, the crocodiles impressive. A good playing area for the kids, affordable consumption prices.

1  Thank klimpetje
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not expected, but this Zoo is as beautiful as the one in Vienna, and also quite big. We stood there for a couple of hours and we did not get bored, I enjoyed every corner of it, simply beautiful. What is to be...More

2  Thank Alexandrioara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought January may have been too cold for animals but how wrong we were. Tigers, Leopards, Henners, Meerkats and more were all out to play. A new arrival at the Elephant park made my sons day. Dropped right outside at the train station was...More

1  Thank hadyn p
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Nice place to spend all day. Lost of attractions: sea lion show; birds show; penguins feeding.... I spend all day and I am glad that I had time to visit it. Realy recommend. Price for adult 19.50 euro.

Thank Igorioska
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Easy to arrive by Underground Metro , prices are fair and the place is huge. Reserve a full day in order to see and experience all the animals available in this Zoo. Zoo is clean and well kept , there seem to be no animal...More

Thank tuninmlt
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is a lovely way to spend an afternoon, watching many species of animals. The baboons were very interesting, and the brown bears were fun to watch. Being a visitor to Germany, I also enjoyed sharing the experience with the friendly local people who were...More

Thank Hildsmolash
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Great number of animals. Zoo is very clean and well maintained. The only drawback was that the signs were only written in German. And if you have a kid around the age of two and a half, do not be surprised if s/he is not...More

1  Thank Bodleianus
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Despite the rain we had a really good say out. The zoo flowed right.... really nice time had by all. Top attraction for us was the elephant enclosure! It was amazing.... we stood for hours just watching them play. Eat the bamboo plants just meters...More

2  Thank tinkerbell_UK_19
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Cologne zoo is one of the largest zoo's I have ever come across. I wasn't expecting to see so many different species. So many of the attractions have wide open space. The star attraction has to be the elephants.

1  Thank Bethan W
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We had a nice day visiting this zoo, it was not busy so enjoyable to walk around. Food was not too expensive for lunch (€6 for currywurst and chips - big portion!) Saw lots of animals and enjoyed the day.

Thank Erf711
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17 September 2016|
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Response from DetlevCGN | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure, please check the webside.
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10 September 2016|
Response from karhol549 | Reviewed this property |
There is a big parking place under the streets to the Autobahn, close the zoo.
14 August 2016|
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Response from PninatOr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would say this as well, you can chose, there is a lot to see and if you love plants even more. There is a restaurant so you can have a break - and you can also visit the Aquarium which is lovely.