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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
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Riehler Str. 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 180 5 280101
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"elephant enclosure"
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"big cats"
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"feeding times"
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"animals seem"
in 11 reviews
"wide variety of animals"
in 8 reviews
"sea lions"
in 7 reviews
"exotic animals"
in 7 reviews
"reptile house"
in 6 reviews
"snow leopard"
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"ticket price"
in 9 reviews
"cable car"
in 19 reviews
"few hours"
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"entrance fee"
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"in december"
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"couple of hours"
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"enclosures"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed with this zoo. It is well spread out and got great views of all the animals. So many animals that I never had a chance to see before. Good to see so many animals actively enjoying themselves. Elephant enclosure is huge...More

1  Thank MandJ2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent variety of animals - the most I’ve seen in any zoo. All the enclosures were clean, spacious and well kept. Glass viewing panels let you get close to the animals. Loved the gorilla enclosure. There was a barrier around allowing the animals privacy but...More

2  Thank Socialbutterfly50
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

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
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

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
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 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
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Reviewed December 23, 2017 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
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Reviewed December 18, 2017 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

1  Thank carpekirsti3
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Reviewed December 12, 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
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Reviewed December 8, 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
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Reviewed December 7, 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
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kevinbm1003
January 8, 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.
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Karina M
December 6, 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?
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