The Cologne Zoo is open for visitors again.
Special rules currently apply at Cologne Zoo.
The opening of the zoo is subject to the maintenance of the ban on contact, the rules of distance and hygiene.
Important: Anyone wishing to visit the Zoo needs not only a valid admission ticket (permanent or day ticket), but also a "Reservation Ticket" for the day of their visit, purchased free of charge in advance.
We kindly ask you: Please order only as many online reservation tickets as you need. Make your reservation. Otherwise you will deprive the Zoo of revenue and other interested parties of the chance to visit. Information on this under FAQ about opening.
You can find the online reservation tool at www.koelnerzoo.de/reservierung-en.
Nearly all animal houses are open again. In the houses, masks are compulsory and there is an upper limit for visitors. There may be short waiting times. Folders regulate the entrance.
Aquarium must unfortunately remain closed.
The playgrounds are open. The general rules for the distance between the children and their carers apply here.
Commented feeding must unfortunately be omitted. Group tours, children's birthday parties and other events are currently not available.
The Zoo Restaurant is open and offers various meals and drinks. The snack stops are closed.
The ZooShop at the main entrance is open subject to the rules of distance. Masks are compulsory here.
We ask for your understanding that, in order to avoid oncoming traffic, the visit can only take place along the classic circular route signs (anti-clockwise). Please note our route guidance and special signs!
The normal ticket tariffs apply (exception: we do not offer group tariffs, as group admission is currently not possible within the framework of the general contact ban; tickets for day care centres and school classes can be ordered at the box office or via our information hotline on 0221 / 567 99 100 at KölnTicket.
Masks have been compulsory on the entire zoo grounds since 10.10.2020.
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.
At present, the commented feeding is cancelled until further notice. The petting zoo will also remain closed for the time being.
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Nature and Species Conservation-
Cologne Zoo Projects:
Cologne Zoo has supported various wildlife protection projects around the world With more than
€ 1.8 million
between 2009 and 2019 - from Belize to Swaziland, from Brazil to Vietnam, from Cologne-Dünnwald to Weidenpesch.