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Recommended by 512 out of 528 hikers


  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The auroch enclosure is located directly at this highlight."... The great cattle, the European auroch, was once the largest land mammal in Europe. Until humans took this wildlife away and wiped it out, it was widespread across large parts of Europe, Asia and North Africa.
    The aurochs (Latin: Bos primigenius), also called Ur, Urrind or Urus, were - along with the Wisent - the rulers of the European meadows and forests. The wild animals had a quaint strength and were almost two meters high and with their huge horns up to a ton in weight.
    The last wild auroch died about 400 years ago in the Polish forests of Jaktorówka. Soon there were zoologists first plans to spread the ancestors of today's domestic cattle back to Europe by breeding ... "

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    • April 30, 2020

  • Alex Otto

    Unfortunately, the enclosures are often empty. So do not promise children too much beforehand to avoid disappointment.

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    • May 10, 2020

  • ExploringHunter

    Today unfortunately no seen but when they are there amazing to see such animals, especially the size.

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    • August 23, 2020

  • RaceBiker2019

    The enclosure is great. For both young and old.

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    • January 6, 2021

  • netreisetagebuch

    Somehow I became an involuntary bullfighter with the aurochs. You can find the whole story at:

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    • February 18, 2021

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Location: Erkrath, Mettmann, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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