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Kölner Zoo, Cologne
(4.3/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
Pay a visit to your favorite gentle giants in northern Europe's largest elephant park at Kölner 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 Kölner Zoo and other attractions in Cologne.
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  • Notably the Clement Court is recommended for small children. Petting Zoo, tractor and farm animals invite you to Marvel and observing. Here, the children can also run without that one must have fear, that they get lost or come under the wheels...
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  • Many attractions within a small area. Regularly empty cages. Aquarium was rather mediocre. Parking close by.
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  • Pretty cool, rainy weather, we were so sorry for many of the animals was not visible. The restaurants are all closed amjdnem. In such a climate, these should be resolved.
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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.