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Cologne for young kids

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Cologne for young kids
Kids can use all of their senses to experience the charm of Cologne. They can pet animals at the zoo, taste sweets at the chocolate museum and sniff out new smells at the Fragrance Museum. The zoo is open all year, but small trains run only in warmer months.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Koelner Zoo
Koelner Zoo

This zoo has more animals than any other zoological park in Germany and boasts an aquarium and the world's largest elephant park in northern Europe. Open 365 days a year; in the summer hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Chocolate Museum
Chocolate Museum

The past and present global story of cocoa and chocolate is portrayed in detail over more than 4,000 m² of floorspace. The diversity of 5,000-years of cocoa's cultural history is shown as well as modern chocolate production from the cocoa bean through to praline chocolate confectionery. Awaiting visitors is a walk-through palm house, information on the natural history of cocoa, exhibits... More

The past and present global story of cocoa and chocolate is portrayed in detail over more than 4,000 m² of floorspace. The diversity of 5,000-years of cocoa's cultural history is shown as well as modern chocolate production from the cocoa bean through to praline chocolate confectionery. Awaiting visitors is a walk-through palm house, information on the natural history of cocoa, exhibits on the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America, a major collection of baroque porcelain and silver and a multitude of historical machines from the period of industrialisation. In the glass-walled production facility and chocolate workshop, visitors can experience how chocolate products are crafted in both mechanised and manual processes. The guided tours tours cover a wide range of topics and can accommodate many different groups and visitors. All of the museum’s exhibition rooms, including the CHOCOLAT Grand Cafe and the CHOCOLAT Shop, have barrier-free access Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Globetrotter
Globetrotter

This store is a shopper's dream. Its "please touch" ethos invites visitors of all ages — especially young people — to engage with outdoor gear in conditions that simulate what you might find in the great outdoors. Open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 9 p.m.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Kleinbahn im Rheinpark
Kleinbahn im Rheinpark

All aboard! This park for the pint-sized provides hours of horn-tooting fun. Trains operate from mid-March to late October. Hours are weekdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Farina Fragrance Museum
Farina Fragrance Museum

Get a whiff of the place where Eau de Cologne was born. Learn about perfume essences and attractions and let your nose lead you thorough history. - We highly recommend booking your tickets prior to your visit. -

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