Koelner Zoo, Cologne

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Pay a visit to your favorite gentle giants in northern Europe's largest elephant park at Koelner Zoo. Originally a 19th-century wildlife preserve, the zoo has grown to feature more than 7,000 animals of 700-plus species. Over 20 hectares (49 acres) feature a variety of environments, such as an open-air rainforest with free-roaming birds and reptiles. Purchase a combined ticket to gain entrance to the adjoining aquarium. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Cologne holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Koelner Zoo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This zoo is in town... What I most loved is that the ticket and ticket double which means that the ticket tale for the zoo and the aquarium. A very good restaurant. And also very good healers and they answer all your questions.
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  • Just great for the whole family! Be sure to recommend you. Please note: the div. announced actions!
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  • The layout was good because the flow/route was not complicated hence you will not miss any animals. Also, the areas were well-organized/placed to keep the interest of the kids (and adults even) going....  more »

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The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
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