Cologne Zoological Garden

Long-established zoo with elephant park, aquarium & rainforest house, plus bird shows.

Home to over 10,000 animals, this zoo is a popular family-friendly attraction.

The Cologne Zoo, or Kölner Zoo, is a beloved attraction nestled in the heart of the city, offering visitors a fascinating journey through the animal kingdom. Founded in 1860, it is one of the oldest and most renowned zoological gardens in Germany, known for its commitment to conservation, education, and animal welfare.

Spanning over 20 hectares of lush greenery along the Rhine River, the Cologne Zoo is home to a diverse array of wildlife from around the globe. From majestic big cats to playful primates, from exotic birds to aquatic creatures, the zoo’s extensive collection delights visitors of all ages.

One of the highlights of the zoo is the Elephant Park, where visitors can observe these gentle giants up close and learn about efforts to protect their natural habitats. The Hippodom is another must-see attraction, offering a glimpse into the underwater world of hippos, crocodiles, and other aquatic species.

For younger visitors, the Kinderzoo (Children’s Zoo) provides interactive experiences and hands-on encounters with farm animals and domesticated species. The zoo also offers educational programs, guided tours, and special events designed to inspire curiosity and appreciation for the natural world.

In addition to its conservation efforts, the Cologne Zoo is actively involved in breeding programs for endangered species, contributing to global efforts to safeguard biodiversity. Whether you’re a nature lover, an animal enthusiast, or simply looking for a fun day out with the family, the Cologne Zoo offers a memorable and enriching experience for all who visit.

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  • Saturday09:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday09:00 - 18:00
  • Monday09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday09:00 - 18:00
  • Friday09:00 - 18:00
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