Koelner Zoo, Cologne

#1 of 244 in Parks in North Rhine-Westphalia
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Nice afternoon visit. Due to COVID19 measures you need to first make a free online reservation for a time slot (9-12 or 12-18). Afterwords, you can buy a ticket which is valid for three years. So...  more »
  • The zoo was amazing. So big and so many animals to see. There is a lot of shade and beautiful places to take pictures. Parking is right across the street and if you bring your ticket you can get it...  more »
  • Fantastic experience. Visited with my son and was really impressed by the range of things to see and do. Decent food stalls too. Giraffe House was my absolute favour. Could easily spend a day on there.
  • One of the best zoos in Germany. The wild cats are not so greatly visible but all other animals are maintained well. The Elephant house is a specialty. Giraffes and flamingos at best...and the good part is that you get the aquarium covered in the zoo tickets.. the bird show was very nice

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