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CHINA LIGHT-FESTIVAL

DECEMBER, 8th 2018
TO
JANUARY, 20th 2019

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 many new light installations

From December 8, 2018 to January 20, 2019, the great China Light Festival will take place at the Zoo in Cologne from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. It is the second edition of the big color spectacle. Already last year numerous light ensembles illuminated with atmospheric illuminated animal and fantasy figures in the Asian style of the Cologne Zoo.

Due to the large number of visitors, the festival is once again guesting on the Rhine.

The Chinese illumination artists lighting up the zoo offer many new light installations. Also new: This year, the course stretches along the entire Zoo circuit for the first time.

In addition to the walk through the world of lights, visitors can look forward to the supporting program. Chinese artisans show live Far Eastern finger skills live in front of the visitors. On the stage at the Zoorestaurant, Chinese musicians and artists regularly present their show program. Zoogastronomy offers Asian snacks at various points along the course. Thus, the visit to the China Light Festival is guaranteed to be an eye-catcher and highlight for young and old.

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


At a glance

What? China Light Festival in the Cologne Zoo

When? 8 December 2018 to 20 January 2019; 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: 16 €; Children: € 8 (4 to 12 years old); Children up to 3 years: free of charge

For annual passes and members of the Zoo Sponsoring Association: adults: € 14.50; Children: 7 € (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: 20 €; Children: 10 € (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-ticket and tickets for annual ticket holders as well as members of the Zoo-Förderverein - now also online under "Event Tickets" here.





ZOO EVENTS

 

ZOO EVENTS

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

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SAVE THE DATE: CHINA LIGHT-FESTIVAL

from Decemeber, 8th, 2018 until January, 20th, 2019 at Cologne Zoo

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EXHIBITIONS & LECTURES

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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).







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