Cologne Zoo


Zoo/wildlife park
Cologne Zoo is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in Germany. More than 10,000 animals are at home here. This makes it one of the most diverse in all of Europe. Its motto is: "Enthusiastic about animals".

Among the main attractions is the elephant park, which opened in 2004. It is the largest north of the Alps. Equally spectacular is the Hippodom, completed in 2010 to mark the zoo's 150th anniversary. The spacious adventure house features an African river landscape, home to hippos, Nile crocodiles and sitatunga antelopes, among others. In 2014, the Clemenshof opened its doors. The lovingly designed replica of a small farm typical of the region with a petting zoo for children gives rare native species a home.

The rainforest house is also particularly popular with visitors. It shows animals and plants from one of the most endangered natural paradises on earth, the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Built in the mid-1980s, the rainforest house for apes is intelligently designed so that visitors can observe the primates at close range without disturbing them. In this way, the Cologne Zoo continues to set standards throughout Europe. In the aquarium, visitors experience countless species of fish, reptiles and insects on three floors.

The historic animal houses are also attractive. They include the monkey rock from 1914, the elephant house built in Moorish style in 1863 or what is now known as the "South America House" from 1899, which is architecturally modeled on a Russian Orthodox church. The combination of old buildings, modern houses and the park landscapes designed with great attention to detail by the zoo's horticulturists is what gives Cologne Zoo its special charm and its continuing high level of attractiveness.

Daily feeding shows for sea lions, meerkats, raccoons & co., the air show with breathtaking displays of rare birds of prey, romping on our huge playground area and a delicious snack in the new zoo gastronomy round off the day perfectly.



General Information

  • Parking Available

  • Bus stop available


  • Bad Weather Offer

  • Suitable for any weather

  • for Groups

  • for Class

  • for families

  • for individual guests

  • Suitable for the Elderly

  • for Children of all Ages

  • Suitable for Pushchair

  • for Children of the age of 0-3

  • for Children of the age of 3-6

  • for Children of the age of 6-10

  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards

Foreign Language

German, English, Dutch


Wheelchairs can be rented at the zoo. Advance reservation is recommended as only a limited number are available.


By bus and tram:
From the main station you can reach the Cologne Zoo by underground line 18 and from Ebertplatz by bus line 140. Stop Zoo/Flora.

By car:
Cologne Zoo is located in the heart of Cologne. Plan your route with the route planner or use your navigation device: Riehler Straße 173, 50735 Cologne.

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Price info

Price adult: 23€
Price child: 11€
Price reduced: 17€


KölnTourismus GmbH

Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln

+49 221 34643 0

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