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CHINA LIGHT-FESTIVAL

DECEMBER, 7th 2019
TO
JANUARY, 19th 2020

Daily from van 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Cologne Zoo

CHINA LIGHT-FESTIVAL

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CHINA LIGHT FESTIVAL
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There again - with spectacular new light installations:

The China Light Festival from December 7 to January 19 in the Cologne Zoo

Extra for the 160th anniversary of the zoo - for the first time to see light figures related to Cologne and the history of the zoo

This is literally a real highlight: on December 7, 2019, the China Light Festival begins in the Cologne Zoo. It is the third edition of the big color spectacle for the whole family. It attracted around 100,000 visitors last year. You can see again numerous light ensembles with atmospheric illuminated animal and fantasy figures in Asian style.

New this year are unique exhibits with references to the history of the zoo - such as the old "playground locomotive" or the historic entrance gate. The occasion is the 160th anniversary celebrating the Zoo 2020. Also new are various interactive figures. Anyone who has ever wanted to run through the mouth of a 22-meter-long giant shark - at the China Light Festival, he has the chance. The figures were built by Chinese Illuminations artists. Their imaginative and, in comparison to previous years, once again extended lighting course with environmentally friendly LED lights extends over the entire zoo grounds. An attractive supporting program with Chinese artistry and artisans as well as various gastronomic offers complete the lightshow as usual.

The animal houses are closed during the evening China Light Festival.


At a glance

What? China Light Festival in the Cologne Zoo

When? 9 December 2019 to 19 January 2020; daily 5.30pm - 9pm (except on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve)

Prices in 3 categories *:

1. Date bound tickets

Date bound tickets (in the VVK, day after choice while stocks last or box office)

Regular: adults: 17,50 €; Children: € 9 (4 to 12 years old); Children up to 3 years: free of charge

For annual passes and members of the Zoo Sponsoring Association: adults: 15,50; Children: 7,50€ (4 to 12 years old); Children under 3 years free of charge * Entrance fees apply in category I. & II exclusively for the evening China Light Festival after Zoo closure

2. Flexible Voucher

"Voucher" is the voucher ticket that can be used once during the entire event period on a day of your choice

Adult: 21 €; Children: 10,50 € (4 to 12 years old); Children under 3 years free of charge * Entrance fees apply in category I. & II exclusively for the evening China Light Festival after Zoo closure

3. Combi ticket

In addition, there is a combination ticket (for zoo visit and visit China Light Festival) at the Zookasse on the same day: adults: 30 €; Children: 15 € (4 to 12 years inclusive); Children up to 3 years: free of charge

All tickets - except combi-tickets and tickets for annual ticket holders and members of the Zoo Society - will soon also be available online at www.koelnerzoo.de

 

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ZOO EVENTS

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ZOO EVENTS

There is always something happening at the Cologne Zoo – all year round: You can find all the current dates and events here.

October 31,st.: Halloween at Cologne Zoo

Big fun for the whole family


SAVE THE DATE: CHINA LIGHT-FESTIVAL

from december 7th 2019 till january 19th 2020 at Cologne Zoo

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EXHIBITIONS & LECTURES

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EXHIBITIONS & LECTURES

Current EXHIBITIONS


History of Cologne Zoo

Visit the exciting permanent exhibition on the history of our zoo at the exhibition hall of the Rainforest House.


Save the songbirds
We display a faithful replica of an original Asian bird market in our Tropical House exhibition. In doing so, we want to draw attention to the capture of wild songbirds in Asia and how this impacts the dramatic disappearance of songbirds.

AKTUELLE VORTRÄGE

Fachkundige Experten berichten über spannende Themen rund um das Zooleben, über aktuelle zoologische Forschungsergebnisse und Natur- und Artenschutzprojekte. Die Vorträge sind kostenfrei. Die Vorträge finden in den Monaten Oktober bis März jeden zweiten Dienstag im Monat im Zoo-Event am "Alten Stammheimer Weg" statt (direkt gegenüber dem Eingang zur Flora). Parkmöglichkeiten finden Sie unter der Zoobrücke.

Die nächsten Vorträge:

 

Dienstag, 9. Oktober 2018, 19.30 Uhr

Peter Herkenrath, Vogelschutzwarte im Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen

„Steinkauz, Rosaflamingo & Co - Vogelschutz in Nordrhein-Westfalen“


Dienstag, 13. November 2018, 19.30 Uhr

Simon Bruslund, Zoo Heidelberg

„Silent forest - die asiatische Singvogelkrise“


Dienstag, 11. Dezember 2018, 19.30 Uhr

Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherber, Institut für Landschaftsökologie der Universität Münster

„Der Rückgang der Insektenvielfalt in Deutschland - was wissen wir, und was muss getan werden?"


Dienstag, 8. Januar 2019, 19.30 Uhr

Dr. Nora Weyer, Alfred-Wegener-Insitut, Bremen

„Leben am Limit - Erdferkel in der Kalahari"


Dienstag, 12. Februar 2019, 19.30 Uhr

Dr. Alexander Sliwa, Kölner Zoo

„Schwarzfußkatzen - Neues aus der Freilandforschung"


Dienstag, 12. März 2019, 19.30 Uhr

Barbara Fruth & Gottfried Hohmann, Vorstände Bonobo Alive

„Bonobos im kongolesischen Regenwald - Maßnahmen für ein nachhaltiges Miteinander von Mensch und Tier"



Die Vorträge finden in den Räumen der Zoogastronomie am „Alten Stammheimer Weg“ statt. Bitte benutzen Sie den Eingang „Zoo-Event“ (direkt gegenüber dem Eingang zur Flora).







ART AND CULTURE

We regularly offer our visitors exciting art and environmental exhibitions with surprising perspectives and new insights into unfamiliar (animal) worlds.

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Visit our regular lectures at Cologne Zoo!

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