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Cologne Marriott Hotel

Johannisstrasse 76-80  Cologne  North Rhine-Westphalia  50668  Germany 

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Visitor's Guide: Cologne

Kölner Zoo

Third Oldest Zoo in Germany
  • Riehler Straße 173 
  • Cologne,  50735
  • Phone: +49 221 7 7850
  • Fax: +49 221 778 5111
  • Email:
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  • Neighborhood: Riehl
  • Category: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Hours: Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes


The Cologne Zoo is Germany's third oldest zoo. It has a long history and is a much-loved place to visit. In 1863, the elephant house was the first building to be opened. The monkey-island has been there since 1914, and is a home for hundreds of monkeys of every age. In 1947, the zoo was reopened after a long closure. It is now four times the size and even more fascinating. Since 1960, each year a new attraction has been added. An owl-house was built in 1997, and in April of this year a new 'rainforest' was opened. It is inside a huge building with palm trees and humid, tropical air. Paths weave through stone and over bamboo bridges. Amongst the exhibits is plenty of information about the rainforests and the man's ecological threat to them. The feeding times are always popular. At the end of your visit, stop by the Zoo-venir shop for a postcard or a T-shirt featuring your favourite animal. Lots more information can be found on the zoo websit e.

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