You don't have to go to Africa in order to watch wild animals, oh no. In Germany, you can go exploring just as well and you will save the plane ticket, too. While you probably won't see lions or elephants over here, you'll find just as many different species in Germany's wild parks. While shy snow leopards carefully make their way through the bushes, small brown bear babies dabble happily in the water and red harts roar in the rutting season. If you have a little bit of food for them, sometimes the very trustful deers will come to eat it from your hand. There's one other thing you should bring along: patience. In nature, there's no regular schedule, which is why you have to be watchful at all times. But isn't this the beautiful thing about it? You'll be surprised how much you can discover in our handpicked collection of Germany's best wild parks. Go on a safari – in the middle of Germany.
Great destination! The animals here are so trusting that even a deer has eaten from my hand. Many animals roam freely looking for people's attention - or their food ... So take a pack of dry bread and see dams in close proximity. A special highlight of our visit was the bird show. My insider tip: In the morning during the week the animals are the most trusting!
Adult Day Ticket: € 8.50
Children 3-14 years: 5,00 €
Reduced: € 7.00
Open all year from 9 o'clock
In addition to the treetop path, the National Park Center Lusen also offers a very beautiful animal sanctuary. Since it is relatively extensive with about 7km roundabout, it is also suitable for a long Sunday walk. For the 7 km long circular route you should let 3-4 hours. Two shortcut variants reduce the distance to 3 km and the walking time to about 1 ½ hours. If you want to see lynx, wolf, wildcat, otter, bison, bear and many other animals up close, you will really get their money's worth here. Unlike any zoo, you can tell that the animal enclosures have been made for the animals and not for the visitors.
Plus point: paths are cleared and split in winter.
Opening hours and prices:
Free admission all year round
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Beautiful! In beautiful, clean enclosures you will learn a lot about the animals and their habitat. Throughout the park, the attention to detail. Especially the very attractively designed bird of prey show is a highlight here. Otherwise we have spotted wolves, bears, prairie dogs, otters, snow leopards, tigers, raccoons and moose. There is also a petting zoo, where lively goats wrestle for every fingering hand of the visitors ...
* March 1 to October 31 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
* 1st November to 28th February - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
* Special opening hours: 24.12. and 31.12. - 9.30am to 3pm
Adults: 11,00 €
Children: 9,00 €
Dog: 1,00 €
In August I visited with my parents the nature and environmental park. Despite the discount, this theme park is certainly one of the most expensive. Nevertheless, you also get a lot. Loving puzzles to participate, active learning games and well-presented information boards provided. The whole thing has a pedagogical effect and can partially refresh the rusted knowledge from the school. The snack bar next to the playground invites to a little refreshment. Would like to come back here anytime.
Adult: 11,00 €
Reduced adult: 10,00 €
(Student, student, senior, disabled person)
Child: 6,00 €
(from 3 to 16 years)
Family day ticket: 29,00 €
(2 adults + up to 3 children)
every additional child: 4,00 €
Dog: 5,00 €
Open all year from 9:00; also on Sundays and public holidays.
March: 09:00 - 18:00
April - October: 09:00 - 19:00
November - February: 09:00 - 16:00
In the Landpark Lauenbrück, surrounded by a very idyllic landscape, you can see various animal species from close up. Especially in the outdoor enclosure the deer and deer do not seem to be afraid. If the animals have already become enough, they can also spend their time in the tasty restaurant, on one of the children's playgrounds or on the adventure path directly on the lake. During my 5-hour stay I especially noticed the cleanliness of the park and the scrupulousness of the animals. Overall, a very nice facility!
All year round also on public holidays.
Spring to Fall (March - September): 8am to 6pm
Autumn - Spring (October - March): 8am to 5pm
Bike Touring Highlight
My absolute favorite game park. Highlights here are the wolves and brown bears, some of which look very photogenic into the camera. Especially recommended are the feeding rounds. Here you can really see all the animals up close. The feeding tour lasts about 2.5 hours and takes place twice a day. In the winter time there is even a Christmas market.
From 7 November 2016 until 17 March 2017 only open on all Saturdays / Sundays and public holidays from 10:30 am until dusk, last admission: 4:00 pm
The Wildpark Schorfheide is completely located in the Schorfheide-Chorin Nature Park. Here you can discover native wild animals and old domestic breeds.
The wildlife park is open every day from 9am to 7pm throughout the year. Last admission is on weekdays at 17 o'clock and at the weekend at 18 o'clock.
Adults pay 7 euros and children 4.50 euros admission.
If you stay mainly in the center of Cologne, it is hardly noticeable that Cologne has 15% forest area. The thin forest in the east of the city can be easily reached via the game park of the same name, past well-known forest animals to the Waldbad. Further south you can reach the idyllic Höhenfelder See via a hill.
The Bilstein Cave is a cave system in the Arnsberger Wald Nature Park in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This is visited annually by 30,000 to 100,000 people. In addition to the show cave, there are other cave parts, which are partially associated with the show cave. The cave has a number of interesting formations of stalactite, some of which are located directly on the trail.
The cave is open daily from April to October from 9:00 to 16:30 and from November to March from 10:00 to 15:30. Guided tours are offered every 45 minutes, which takes around 30 minutes. Adults pay € 4.50 (in the group: € 4.00), for children € 2.50 (in the group: € 2.00).
The Wildpark Pforzheim is beautifully situated in the middle of the forest. Admission is compensated by redeeming a parking ticket, which costs only 3 euros. You can see: goats, otters, fallow deer, "farm animals", bison, wild boar, foxes, lynx, ... The animals have relatively large retreats and are at first glance healthy and well maintained. For little money you get a lot here.
Mountain Biking Highlight
One of the most attractive recreational areas in Leipzig is the Wildpark Leipzig in the southern floodplain forest. On the approx. 46 ha large area about 25 animal species with approx. 250 animals are kept.
As a result, the wildlife park Connewitz complements the animal species composition with other livestock facilities in the city of Leipzig such as the Zoo Leipzig, which shows superficially exotic animals, or the pet zoo of the company Bauersfeld, where visitors can see different domestic breeds.
The game park understands itself (also) as a "PR agency" for native animals and nature. It is his goal to promote species and habitat protection. The wildlife park is also an information center for the local wildlife, offers the opportunity to conduct research and is of course an attractive recreational space for visitors.
The Fasanerie is in summer as well as in winter a great destination! Ample free parking, moderate prices, friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere. There is something for both the little ones and the adults to see and experience. Not only the animals were able to inspire us, also the small play area invites to a break. The website displays an annual calendar of the animals showing the highlights of each month. From the offspring of foxes to the mouflon rutting.
Adults 7 €
Pupils, students, trainees: 4 €
Seniors from 65: 5 €
Children and adolescents (3-14 years): 3,50 €
Summer months (March 1 to October 31)
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The park closes at 19:00
Winter months (1st November to 28th February)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat, Sun + public holidays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The park closes at 17:30
Pure nature to walk and relax. Here you can observe mainly domestic game in a large enclosure. My tip: Take your time, as it is often helpful to sit down and just wait. Quiet, like a hunter on the high stand, we have thus made the best observations.
March to October: open daily from 9am to 6pm
November to February: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
open from 10.00-17.00
Adults: € 6.00
Reduced: 5,00 €
Children from 3 years: 4.00 €