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Opening hours

Open daily

Cologne Zoo is open 365 days a year!

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Opening hours

In summer

1 March to 30 October 2017

9 am - 6 pm


Last entry

at 5:30 pm

Animal houses close

at 5:45 pm

 

Ticket counters are located at the main entrance on Riehlerstrasse 173 (south side)
and at the Riehler Gürtel entrance (north side).

In winter

31 October 2016 - 28 February 2017

9 am - 5 pm


Last entry

at 4:30 pm

Animal houses close

at 4:45 pm

 

Christmas Eve and New Years’ Eve: 9 am – 2 pm
Last entry at 1:30 pm
Animal houses close at 1:45 pm

 

Ticket counters are located at the main entrance Riehlerstrasse 173 (south side)
and at the Riehler Gürtel entrance (north side).

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How much does the zoo cost?

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Tickets

Attractive and diverse

Here you will find all current prices for annual and day passes, guided tours and children's birthdays.

Day passes

Adults: € 19.50

Children: € 9 (from 4 to 12 years)

Children up to 4 years:free of charge

Students, trainees: € 14.50 (with ID)

 

Our entrance fees apply to the zoo and aquarium (except for certain guided tours and special events).

All tickets are also available as vouchers at the zoo ticket counter.

Visitors with disabilities pay the regular entrance fee. If the disability badge is marked category ‘B’, the accompanying person will be given free admission (accompanying person must be at least 12 years old).

Evening tickets

Adults: € 16.00

Children: € 7.50 (from 4 to 12 years)

Children up to 4 years: free of charge

 

Tickets not available for pre-sale.
(Monday - Friday from 4 pm in summer, 3 pm in winter - except bank holidays)

Concession tickets

Köln-Pass Adults: € 8.50

Köln-Pass Children: € 4.00 (4 to 12 years)

Children up to 4 years: free of charge

 

Tickets not available for pre-sale.
Submission of a valid Cologne passport and ID card required for Köln-Pass holders

Group tickets (15 people or more)

Adults: € 16.50 (per person)

Children: € 7.50 (4 to 12 years, price per child)

Children up to 4 years: free of charge

School and nursery groups

er student / child: € 7.00 (4 to 18 years of age)

Teacher / educator: € 7.00

Cologne schools and nursery groups: € 4.00 (per child)

Cologne teacher / educator: € 4.00

 

Tickets not available for pre-sale.
(Monday - Friday - except bank holidays and during school holidays)

Applies to schools and nurseries as mentioned above in groups (pupils up to 18 years) and a suitable number of teachers / educators (maximum 2 per 10 children / pupils). Proof required. Each additional person pays the current valid group entry price.

Annual pass

Adults: 85,00€

Children: 50,00€ (4 to 12 years)

Children up to 4 years: free of charge

Senior citizens: 55,00€ (From age 63)

People with a disability: 55,00€(marked ‘B’ on disability badge)


Concession with Köln-Pass Adult:50,00€

Children: 40,00€

A valid Köln-Pass and passport are required for the concession annual pass.


Annual passes are valid 365 days from the date of issue. They are personalized (a photo is taken straightaway, on site), non-transferable and do not apply to our special events such as Halloween, Long night in the Aquarium etc. One month free with subscription!

All tickets are also available as vouchers at the zoo ticket counter.

Visitors with disabilities pay the regular entrance fee. If the disability badge is marked category ‘B’, the accompanying person will be given free admission (accompanying person must be at least 12 years old).

Family annual pass

1 adult and 1 child: 125,00€

2 adults and 1 child: 200,00€
Each additional sibling (4 to 12 years): 40,00€

Proof of family relationships is required for the family card.

Guided tours daytime groups

Guided tours(up to 15 people): € 60 plus entrance fee

School groups (up to 15 people):€ 40 plus entrance fee


Written registration required. Payment in advance by bank transfer following booking confirmation.

For bookings, appointments and further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Phone: 0221/77 85 121, E-Mail: zoobegleiter@koelnerzoo.de

 

More Information here.

Evening tours around the zoo (April-Sept)

Adults: 28,00€

Concession (annual pass holders, trainees, students): 23,00€

Children (6 to 12 years inclusive): 19,00€

 

Always on Fridays; inclusive entrance fee; written registration required.Payment in advance by bank transfer following booking confirmation.

Evening entertainment in the aquarium (Oct - March)

Adults: 24,00 €

Concession (annual pass holders, trainees, students): 20,00€

Children (6 to 12 years inclusive): 16,00€

 

Always on Fridays; inclusive entrance fee; written registration required. Payment in advance by bank transfer following booking confirmation.

Evening entertainment for groups in the zoo

Adults (up to 15 people): 390,00€

Each additional person (up to 25 people): 23,00€

Children (up to 10 children, also bookable for birthdays): 190,00€

Every additional child (up to 15 children, also bookable for birthdays): 19,00€

 

Written registration required. Payment in advance by bank transfer following booking confirmation.

Evening entertainment for groups in the aquarium

Adults (up to 15 people):  230,00 €

Each additional person (up to 25 people): 20,00€

Children (up to 10 children, also bookable for birthdays): 190,00€

Every additional child (up to 15 children, also bookable for birthdays): 19,00€

 

Written registration required. Payment in advance by bank transfer following booking confirmation.

For bookings, appointments and further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Phone: 0221/77 85 121, E-Mail: zoobegleiter@koelnerzoo.de

 

More Information here.

 

Children's birthdays (zoo & aquarium)

Up to 10 children: 50,00€ (plus entrance fee)

Up to 15 children: 65,00€ (plus entrance fee)

The birthday boy or girl has free admission of course!

 

For bookings, appointments and further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Phone: 0221/77 85 121, E-Mail: zoobegleiter@koelnerzoo.de

The maximum number of participants depends on the age of the children and the desired program.

Written registration required. Payment in advance by bank transfer following booking confirmation.

 

More Information here.

 

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Tickets in advance

About KölnTicket

If you purchase your zoo day pass in advance, you will receive a travel pass for public transport within the VRS area included in the price. Also available as a gift voucher!

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Buy the ticket online and print it out yourself.

www.koelnticket.de
Phone: 0221 / 567 99 100

The ticket can be used as a travel pass in the VRS area.

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Getting there

How to reach us

Come to Cologne Zoo and experience an animal-friendly time full of discovery and relaxation as well as fun for all ages.

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By bus and train

From Cologne main station you can reach the zoo via the underground train line 18 and from Ebertplatz via bus line 140.

Station Zoo / Flora

Zug


With the Deutsche Bahn

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By car

Cologne Zoo is located in the heart of Cologne. Plan your route with the route planner or use your navigation device with the address: Riehlerstraße 173, 50735 Cologne.

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ZOO Express and Rheinseilbahn

Make your trip to Cologne Zoo a special experience with the Zoo Express or the Rheinseilbahn.

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Map of the Zoo

Our map for your visit

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Eat & Drink

Culinary diversity: Stop for something to eat and drink in our completely modernized ZooRestaurant – or in one of our numerous snack-stops.

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ZooShop

Zooshop

First look. Then cuddle. Get your very own personal Zoovenir. Visit our two ZooShops and browse our range.

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Playgrounds

Plenty of room for playing: On two large playground areas – one at the ZooRestaurant, the other at the elephant park – where our smaller zoo visitors can run around to their heart’s content.

Our service for you!

For people with disabilities
Cologne Zoo is completely accessible to people with disabilities. The whole area is equipped with wide paths, ramps and special disabled toilets. For visitors with reduced mobility, free wheelchairs are available at the main entrance. We kindly ask you to make a reservation in advance under the service number 02 21/7 78 51 14.

For children
We offer children’s pull carts (both entrances) for a fee of 5 euros to allow your little ones to enjoy their visit to the full.

For visitors with babies
For our littlest ones we have diaper-changing facilities at various locations in the zoo. They are marked in the map. In our ZooRestaurant you can also find a microwave for warming up baby food.

Not allowed in the zoo!

Dogs
Dogs must not be taken to the zoo for safety and health reasons.

Aerial toys and games
For safety reasons, aerial toys and games such as balls, frisbees and balloons are not permitted in the zoo.

Bicycles, skates, skateboards etc.
Transportation such as bicycles, scooters, roller skates, inline skates, skateboards and the like are not permitted in the zoo. For your own safety and so as not to disturb the animals, Cologne Zoo can only be explored on foot, with the exception of wheelchairs, prams and carts.

Please note that smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas.

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Fees for visual recordings

Visitors may take photos for private use at Cologne Zoo. Should these photos be used for commercial purposes, a written declaration of consent must be obtained in advance from the other visitors, employees or partner companies at Cologne Zoo who are depicted in the photos. A fee is also applied in such cases. For further information, please contact presse@koelnerzoo.de

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In case of emergency

In case of emergencies, injuries or lost children, please contact our visitor service directly at 0221/77 85 114..

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Feedings

Treat time

Whether "culinary" charades on the baboon rock or predatory hunting by piranhas and meerkats for the best treats – watching the animals during feeding is great fun!

Please note: Feedings may be postponed or cancelled. Please look out for notices at the respective enclosure. Thank you for your understanding.

Uhr

10.45 AM
Penguins

11.30 AM
Sea lions

1.45 PM
Meerkats & Co

2.00 PM
Hippos
(Hippodom)

2.30 PM
Air Show

3.00 PM
Baboons

15.00
Piranhas
(Aquarium, nur montags)

3.00 PM
Clawed otters
(Rainforest House)

3.30 PM
Penguins

4.00 PM
Sea lions

Kompass

We’d be happy to accompany you!

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Guided Tours

Get a closer look

Registration and bookings for guided tours by phone:
0221 77 85 121 or via Email
Email at zoobegleiter@koelnerzoo.de

Sunday tours – free of charge and without registration!

Join one of our trained guides and come with us on a journey of discovery. Our Sunday tours are included in the zoo entrance price. Registration is not required.

Meeting point: 11 am behind the main entrance of the zoo.

Individual group tours

Date: by arrangement (maximum 15 people)

Duration: around 1.5 hours

Price: 60,00 plus entrance fee

 

Written registration and pre-payment by bank transfer required.

 

 

Group tours for school and nursery groups

Date: by arrangement (maximum 15 people)

Duration: around 1.5 hours

Price: School groups 40,00 plus entrance fee

 

tten registration and pre-payment by bank transfer required.

 

 

Contact

Phone: 02 21/77 85-121
E-Mail: zoobegleiter@koelnerzoo.de

Please note our cancellation policy.

Evening entertainment for adults: Cologne Zoo in the evening

On the go: See the twilight animals in action, such as wild cats and owls. :

When:When: from April to September, every Friday – start times vary over the course of the year.

Prices: adults € 28.00, students/trainees € 23.00

 

Written registration and prepayment by bank transfer required.

 

 

Evening entertainment for children and adults

Awakened: A mysterious expedition gives children from 6 years and adults the rare opportunity to experience an exciting journey through the realm of nocturnal zoo animals.

When:from April to September, every Friday – start times vary over the course of the year.

Prices: adults 28,00 €, students/apprentices 23,00 €, children 19,00 €

 

Written registration and prepayment by bank transfer required.

 

 

Guided tours by torchlight in the aquarium

Our popular torchlight tours through the aquarium are held in winter/autumn when the days are short. By the glow of torchlight, you will be led to the dwellers of the deep sea as well as other exciting habitats. Discover the mysterious pinecone fish, clownfish and the blind cave miner fish. Prepare to be fascinated by the giant tree frog and Philippine crocodiles in torchlight. You’ll also follow the trail of reptiles and crustaceans and experience a close-up encounter with exotic insects.

When: from October to March, every Friday at 6:30 pm

Prices: adults € 24.00, students/trainees € 20.00, children € 16.00

 

Written registration and prepayment by bank transfer required.

 

 

Package tour deals for children and adults

With children or friends, colleagues or teammates: Secure a trip of a special kind and find out about our exclusive evening entertainment offers.

 

Cologne Zoo in the evening

Adult groups up to 15 people for a fixed price of € 390.00, each additional person € 23.00 (up to 20 people per tour); Children (from 8 years) up to 10 people (onesupervisor is required!) Fixed fee €190.00, each additional child € 19.00 (up to 15 people per guide)

 

Guides by torchlight in the aquarium

Up to 10 people for a fixed price of € 230.00, each additional person € 20.00 (up to 15 people per tour);
for bookings, appointments or any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Contact

Phone: 02 21/77 85-121
E-Mail: zoobegleiter@koelnerzoo.de

Please note our cancellation policy.

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Our video lets you experience the many facets of Cologne Zoo up close. Enjoy the film!

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First look.
Then cuddle.

Get your very own personal Zoovenir. Visit our two ZooShops and browse through our selection.

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FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Any further questions?
Our visitors service center would be happy to help!

INFO@KOELNERZOO.DE
Phone: 0221 / 567 99 100

Cologne Zoo, Riehlerstraße 173, 50735 Cologne

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