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Koelner Zoo, Cologne

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#1 of 273 in Parks in North Rhine-Westphalia
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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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  • I visited the ZOO on an April Wednesday. True, it was a nice day but I still did not expect that the ZOO would be so awfully over-crowded. There was not only the queue at the entry but the whole ZOO.....  more
    I visited the ZOO on an April Wednesday. True, it was a nice day but I still did not expect that the ZOO would be so awfully over-crowded. There was not only the queue at the entry but the whole ZOO.....  more »
  • Total letdown from start to finish. On Google and Tripadvisor this place is well reviewed. But this may be the biggest letdown I've encountered when writing all my reviews over the years. Firstly... 
    Total letdown from start to finish. On Google and Tripadvisor this place is well reviewed. But this may be the biggest letdown I've encountered when writing all my reviews over the years. Firstly...  more »
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  • Its an amazing beautiful zoo in the middle of the city of Cologne, with access to the most exquisite site seeing view points at the river Rhine. Well connected to a network of public transport system. Its worth the place to visit while in Cologne. Due renovation work in some animal areas in the zoo, some animals like rhinos wouldn't be out for public view, otherwise it would have gone for a 5 star rating.
  • Very nice and big city Zoo, family oriented. Lots of benches around the park so you can take a rest and enjoy the view. Well spent money and afternoon. The only remark that I have is lack of reptiles 🦎🐍even though I am not fond of them. Highly recommend this Zoo to all ages.

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