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Opening hours

Open daily

Cologne Zoo is open 365 days a year!

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Opening hours

In winter

November 1st 2018 - February 28th 2019

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).

In summer

1 March to 31 October 2018

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).

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How much does the zoo cost?

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Entry prices

Attractive and varied


Here you’ll find all the current prices for day and year tickets, tours, children’s birthdays and much more. If you buy your ticket direct from us online, you avoid the queues and can secure your travel card too!

Day ticket

Adults

19,50

CHILDREN

9,00

(AGED 4-12)
CHILDREN UNDER 3 FREE

SCHOOLCHILDREN, STUDENTS, APPRENTICES

14,50

(WITH ID)

BOOK ONLINE

*Please note our basic conditions when buying our day or year tickets

GROUP TICKETS

(15 PEOPLE OR MORE)

ADULTS

16,50

(PER PERSON)

CHILDREN

7,50

(AGED 4-12), CHILDREN UNDER 3 FREE

SCHOOL AND NURSERY GROUPS

COLOGNE SCHOOLS AND NURSERIES

4,00CHILDREN/ SCHOOLCHILDREN

4,00TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS*

SCHOOLS AND NURSERIES

7,00CHILDREN/ SCHOOLCHILDREN

7,00TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS*

CHILDREN UNDER 3 FREE

CHARGES FOR SCHOOL GROUPS ARE NOT BOOKABLE IN ADVANCE

(Monday-Friday, except holidays and bank holidays) Applies for the above educational institutions in classes or groups (children/schoolchildren aged under 18) and a reasonable* number of teachers/educators (maximum 2 per 10 child/schoolchildren)*. Proof required). Every additional accompanying adult must pay the current valid group entry price.

CONCESSION TICKETS

(COLOGNE PASS)

ADULTS

8,50

CHILDREN

4,00

(AGED 4-12)
CHILDREN UNDER 3FREE

*NOT BOOKABLE IN ADVANCE
(Cologne Pass holders must present a valid Cologne Pass and personal ID)

CLOSING TIME TICKET*

ADULTS

16,00

CHILDREN

7,50

(AGED 4-12)

*NOT BOOKABLE IN ADVANCE
(Monday-Friday from 4pm in summer, 3pm in winter, except on holidays/bank holidays)

*OUR ENTRY PRICES INCLUDE THE ZOO AND AQUARIUM (except for certain tours and special events).
Disabled visitors pay the standard entry prices. If the disabled badge is marked B, their accompanying person does not pay an entry fee (accompanying person must be minimum age 13).
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult to enter the Cologne Zoo and Aquarium.
Dogs are not permitted in the zoo for safety and health reasons. Please note our general terms and conditions

YEAR TICKETS

ADULTS

85,00

CHILDREN

50,00

(AGED 4-12)
CHILDREN UNDER 3 FREE

*Please note our basic conditions when buying our day or year tickets

FAMILY YEAR TICKETS

1 ADULT &
1 CHILD

125,00

2 ADULTS &
1 CHILD

200,00

EACH EXTRAE
SIBLING

40,00

(AGED 4-12)

FAMILY ID MUST BE PRESENTED TO BUY A FAMILY TICKET.

CONCESSION YEAR TICKETS

SENIOR CITIZENS

55,00

(63 AND OVER)

SEVERELY DISABLED

55,00

(DISABLED CARD WITH B)

Disabled visitors pay the standard entry prices. If the disabled badge is marked B, their accompanying person does not pay an entry fee (accompanying person must be minimum age 13).

YEAR TICKETS WITH COLOGNE PASS*

ADULTS

50,00

(COLOGNE PASS)

Kind

40,00

(COLOGNE PASS)

*NOT BOOKABLE IN ADVANCE
A valid Cologne Pass and personal ID must be presented to buy a concession year ticket.

**COLOGNE ZOO YEAR TICKETS ARE VALID FOR 365 DAYS from the date of issue, person-specific (a photo is taken here, or uploaded to the online shop), non-transferrable and is not valid for our special events such as Halloween, Long Night at the Aquarium etc. Year tickets are only available at the zoo main entrance from ticket offices 5 and 6. If you set up a direct debit for a season ticket you get one month for free! Please note that day tickets cannot be purchased in this case. All tickets are available as a voucher from the zoo ticket office or online shop.

HALLOWEEN AT COLOGNE ZOO

31 OCTOBER 2018


Advance booking discounts for year ticket holders available from the zoo ticket office.  

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PRICES FROM

10,50

(CHILDREN’S TICKET)

KLICKEN SIE HIER

BOOK ONLINE

CHINA LIGHT-FESTIVAL

8 DECEMBER TO JANUARY 2019

 Advance booking discounts for year ticket holders available from the zoo ticket office.

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PRICES FROM

8,00 

(children’s ticket)

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BOOK ONLINE

EVENING ZOO TOURS FROM APRIL TO THE END OF SEPTEMBER*

ADULTS

28,00

CONCESSIONS 23,00
(YEAR TICKET HOLDERS, STUDENTS, APPRENTICES)

CHILDREN

19,00

(AGED 6-12)

EVERY FRIDAY, INCLUDING ENTRY PRICE, WRITTEN APPLICATION REQUIRED.
ADVANCE PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER AFTER BOOKING CONFIRMATION

EVENING AQUARIUM TOURS (OCT-MARCH)

ADULTS

24,00

CONCESSIONS 20,00
(YEAR TICKET HOLDERS, STUDENTS, APPRENTICES)

CHILDREN

15,00

(6-12 YEARS)

EVERY FRIDAY, INCLUDING ENTRY PRICE, WRITTEN APPLICATION REQUIRED.
ADVANCE PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER AFTER BOOKING CONFIRMATION

EVENING GROUP ZOO TOURS

ADULTS

390,00

(UP TO 15 PEOPLE)
EACH EXTRA PERSON 23.00 TO A MAXIMUM OF 25 PEOPLE

CHILDREN

190,00

(UP TO 10 CHILDREN, ALSO BOOKABLE FOR BIRTHDAYS)
EACH EXTRA CHILD 19.00 TO A MAXIMUM OF 15 CHILDREN

ENTRY PRICE, WRITTEN APPLICATION REQUIRED. ADVANCE PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER AFTER BOOKING CONFIRMATION

EVENING AQUARIUM GROUP TOURS

ADULTS

230,00

(UP TO 15 PEOPLE)
EACH EXTRA PERSON 20.00 TO A MAXIMUM OF 25 PEOPLE

CHILDREN

190,00

(UP TO 10 CHILDREN, ALSO BOOKABLE FOR BIRTHDAYS)
EACH EXTRA CHILD 19.00 TO A MAXIMUM OF 15 CHILDREN

ENTRY PRICE, WRITTEN APPLICATION REQUIRED. ADVANCE PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER AFTER BOOKING CONFIRMATION For bookings, tour time enquiries and all other information, please speak to our zoo visitors’ service. TEL: 0221/77 85 121, EMAIL: ZOOBEGLEITER@KOELNERZOO.DE

CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAYS (ZOO & AQUARIUM)

UP TO 10 CHILDREN

50,00

(including entry price)

UP TO 15 CHILDREN

65,00

(including entry price)

ENTRY IS FREE FOR THE BIRTHDAY CHILD
For bookings, tour time enquiries and all other information, please speak to our zoo visitors’ service. TEL: 0221/77 85 121, EMAIL: ZOOBEGLEITER@KOELNERZOO.DE
The maximum number of participants depends on the age of the children and the programme desired. Written application is required. ADVANCE PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER AFTER BOOKING CONFIRMATION

TICKETS

BUY ONLINE

If you purchase your zoo day entry ticket in advance, a public transport travel ticket for the entire VRS region is included. Can also be given as a gift voucher!

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DAY TICKET

Cologne Zoo: Always an experience: A special day!
ONLINE BUCHEN

YEAR TICKET*

Visit us more often: 365 days entry to the zoo!
*Year tickets can only be issued as vouchers
and must be exchanged at the ticket office.

EVENT TICKETS

China Light Festival: Incredible new design!
ONLINE BUCHEN
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How do I get to the Zoo?

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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.

Bus


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

Deutsche Bahn travel planner

Deutsche Bahn
Auto


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.

ZooShop
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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.

Zoo order

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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About us

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Animal- crazy

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.

To the ZooShop
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YOU STILL HAVE
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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