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Kölner Zoo

City: Köln 50735
Federal State: North Rhine-Westphalia

Size: 20 ha (50 acre)

Animals: 9600 animals of 490 species

Opened in 1860

This collection is mainly a zoo                                                                                                         

Attractions & Services *

KinderFor children

StreichelnPetting animals
Not possible

FuetternFeeding by visitors
Not allowed

TiershowsTalks & shows
Feeding talks: seals/pinnipeds, penguins, lions, otters, crocodiles, piranhas

AngeboteGuided tours and special offers
On prior arrangement / reservation, for (school) groups, birthday arrangements

EssenEat & drink
Snacks, restaurant
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)

ServiceFacilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies
Handicapped and wheelchair accessible

InfoShop and publications
Guidebook, journal

Dogs not allowed

TermineEvents during the year
Summer festival, school holidays events, lectures, exhibitions

Opening hours & entrance fees *


Opening hours

 dotsummer season every day 9 - 18 hrs., Entrancenschluss 17:30 hrs.
 dotwinter season every day 9 - 17 hrs.. Aquarium until 18 hrs., Entrancenschluss 16:30 hrs.


Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 19,5 €
 dotChildren (age 4 - 12): 8,5 €
 dotConcessions/reduced admission fees for: Pupils / high school students, students; groups discount rates, annual/season passes

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: A3 to Köln-Zentrum, follow sign to Zoo or Zoobrücke

Anfahrt & By public transport: Underground no. 18 from main train station to Zoo

Aerial view and map at maps.google, in new window
(for street map, click there on map and zoom out)

Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotDipl.-Biol. Theo Pagel, Direktor, Vorstandsvorsitzender
 dotDr. Sandra Langer, Tierärztin
 dotBernd Marcordes, Kurator Vögel


PostAddress: Riehler Straße 173, 50735 Köln, GERMANY
Operated by: AG
Member of: EAZA, VdZ, WAZA, Arche-Park GEH

MailE-mail: info@koelnerzoo.de
WebWebsite: http://www.koelnerzoo.de

* Please note: Most information given about the zoos is derived from our zoo database in German language by parsing keywords or auto-translation. While this works very well with most data, in some cases it might result in odd translation or missing additional details. You might want to have a look at the german German version for control and additional information.

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