Koelner Zoo, Cologne

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#1 of 246 in Parks in North Rhine-Westphalia
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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  • Well-known zoo very centrally located. The food there is also good. It is constantly being modernized. Playgrounds for children are very nice, so many children are almost deterred from the animals.
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  • Good way to spend a few hours, €19.50 per adult but lots to see. One ticket allows you entry to the zoo and aquarium. Wish we had been given a timetable with the different feeding times though.  more »
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