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Koelner Zoo

#3 of 242 things to do in Cologne Features Animals
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” (13 reviews)
“feeding times” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Riehler Str. 173, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 180 5 280101
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cages for animals were small in relation to what captured animals would actually need. Some of the animals looked to be in bad shape, and were pacing around in their small cages which anyone can tell is a sign of stress. Sure there are...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small zoo, but quite informative and with lots of feeding sessions. You can easily spend a whole day here. There are few kids play zones as well. My daughter loved the place.

Thank Saswat P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice zoo! Definitely worths a visit! A whole day would probably be needed to see everything. The only drawback was that the signs were only written in german

Thank JennyPapa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Zoo is very nice. They have a good variety of animals. The animals have a lot of space to move which is very good. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Eu T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is almost overgrown, so you have the feeling of being in a forrest, at least some places. It's an old zoo which has seen quite some renovation and it's still ongoing. The new parts are really nice, and there are plenty of great...More

Thank frankolsendk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a collection of wildlife from around the world. Animals appeared healthy and well cared for. Nice casual restaurant, play areas for the kiddos, overall an enjoyable way to spend 3-4 hours or more.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A superb day at the zoo in the heart of the city. Overall, well worth a visit. Hippo feed was amazing, didn't realise quite how big these creatures are. Playful seals sliding along the path between pools. Bear enclosures need to be revamped. Aquarium has...More

Thank hand9
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I loved the Zoo. Just be warned on a hot day it can get tiring. It is definitely worth a visit if you are in cologne. Lots of photo opportunities

Thank PDKJ
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Nicely laid out and easy access via transit. Great spot to bring the kids. Zoo ticket also includes the aquarium next door.

Thank SuperDave2014
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The zoo is quite big and you need over 2 - 2.30 hours to see all the animals. It has nice corners for kids, parks and games. Generally a must visit place for all loves of wild life

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Can you pay entry fee with visa?
17 September 2016|
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Response from DetlevCGN | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure, please check the webside.
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Is there any car parking places near KOLNER zoo ?
9 September 2016|
Response from karhol549 | Reviewed this property |
There is a big parking place under the streets to the Autobahn, close the zoo.
How long does it take in general ?
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.