Location + history:
The red deer enclosure is located somewhat north of the Bärenschlössle. The red deer park has been a nature reserve since 1939, and in 1958 the reserve was expanded to include the black deer park. Attractions are the Bärenschlössle and the three game park lakes.
The red and black deer park in Stuttgart's Glemswald is probably the best-known nature reserve in the Stuttgart region. Two areas have been fenced in within the nature reserve. Wild boars are kept in one of these areas ("suction enclosure"). The second fenced area is home to red deer ("deer enclosure")
You can walk around the deer enclosure on forest roads. The fenced area is so big that the game can hide between the trees and you cannot see the animals as a walker. But that's only half as bad.
Because the deer enclosure is also worth visiting for a second reason. The area within the fence is a biotope in accordance with Section 32 of the Baden-Württemberg Nature Conservation Act.
The biotope is called "NSG Rotwildpark-Rotwildgatter" and has an area of 5.3 hectares. The biotope comprises remnants of historical farming, specifically the remains of a Hutewald (Hutewald is a forest in which cattle were formerly driven to pasture). The description of the biotope reads: "Well-preserved hut forest areas with beech and oak. Imposing tree individuals and lots of dead wood. The deer enclosure was expanded in the north, so that the adjacent forest areas can also develop in a long-term manner like a hut forest."
You can now walk around the deer enclosure on forest roads. The clockwise direction is recommended. The circumnavigation of the deer enclosure is about 1.5 kilometers long.
July 12, 2020
The park was laid out in 1815 under King Friedrich I and stocked with 568 red deer and 138 fallow deer. Initially, only designated routes were accessible to citizens for a fee. The barriers only fell with the November Revolution in 1918. The service tree and the rare service tree can be found in the up to 400 year old trees of the park.
February 15, 2021
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