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Koelner Zoo, Cologne

(4.3/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our Cologne family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Koelner Zoo and other attractions in Cologne.
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  • The Zoo is great and we did just half on the first visit, because there was just so much to see. At the second visit, we shared a time better and come in once around. The Petting Zoo near the entrance is beautiful. Except the Nashornhaus, everything was nicely done and the animals have plenty of space. Also the huge playground is really nicely done. Our daughter was thrilled. We were in Nov and Feb there, so a winter activity. Next time then aquarium stand, which has extra access.
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  • One of the most beautiful and biodiverse zoology henrich gardens of in Germany. Very good performances. Varied routes. Good gastronomy. Friendly customer service.
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  • A Zoo who thinks on the welfare of animals. Many enclosures are very generous. A beautiful trail and great children's playground.
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  • Can spend the whole day with children (I literally did).There are all kind of animals. Big play ground at the far end of zoo. Only suggestion is the restaurant. It will be much better if it's not only at the entrance area. Nothing much to eat after half way through the zoo beside sausage and bread.
  • Ya'll need to lock up some of ya'll wild animals that are running the streets here. you know, the wild mooslim animals that migrated here from north africa and syria !!!!!!!!! Also throw some of your crooked judges in the cages with the mooslim dogs for some food !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • This zoo is one the best I have been. The maintenance of the park and the animal areas was perfect. The variety of the species is wide. There are kiosks in many places inside and outside for refreshments and food. However, it would be very good if they could set up some drinking water fountains.
  • One of my favorites since I was a kid! Lots of animals and historical buildings
  • A very nice city zoo. It has a nice collection of rare Animals and some interesting new habitats (hippodrome). Only the Aquarium was a bit disappointing.