I think Wildpark Aurach would win a place in the top ten of all the wildlife parks in the entirety of the world, if just for the setting alone. It would be truly safe to bring people that detested animals with a passion, as they would be more than content to park themselves on a bench, and just sit and look and look some more at the views for hours on end.
For those of you a little more in touch with your inner Dr. Doolittle, there are of course plenty of animals to chat with. From agile alpine goats, to roaming regal stags to yaks. Yes, yaks! Not all of the animals here are natives by the way, there are a few surprises! And all with the most idyllic alpine pastures to munch on…
There’s a petting barn too for the smaller members of the family – with resident teeny tiny squeaky baby guinea pigs plus plenty more besides. You will also find a great adventure playground and a decent (and very pretty) place for lunch if you are hungry. Well worth the short detour from Kitzbuhel.
Address: Wildparkweg 5, 6371 Herzogenaurach;
Price: €8 for adults,€5 for children;
Open from 10-5 daily from March – November.
* (7-legged) Stag photograph courtesy of my father in law – my camera was well and truly on its way to camera heaven here, plus he was braver than I in getting closer!
PS. Comment problem still persists (I can still see if you leave a comment by the way, you just can’t read them!). Should be sorted soon enough!
Ssekitoleko Solomon says
Nice and photogenic… Its beauty is enhanced by the presence of such beautiful wild animals
Thank you! (:
What an amazing place. x
Thanks Mum x
A gorgeous looking cafe -that can make all the difference to a trip out.
Glad you got comment sorted, I like to read them.
Nearly sorted! Thanks Trish! (: x
older mum in a muddle says
I can smell that fresh air – it’s making me giddy and high. What a stunning park! X
I could have spent the entire day there… Thank you! x
Sarah Ebner says
I know absolutely that I would love this. We’ve just returned from Austria, as I think you know and it is so gorgeous. Also that pic of the stag is astounding!!
It’s definitely one of my favourite countries Sarah, so beautiful! Thank you! (:
Lyn - A Hole in my Shoe says
Such beautiful photos and another place just added to my bucket list.
Frau Dietz (Eating Wiesbaden) says
Ha – glad it wasn’t just me with the comments!! This looks absolutely beautiful. I’m really missing the great outdoors fter all the incredible scenery we enjoyed in France… sticking this place on my to visit list. The playground thing is now definitely a plus!!
And when you do come down this way, you HAVE to let me know! (: Thank you…
A Mum in London says
That looks great, and the views… Beautiful park!
Thanks Alexia, the views make it, it is so beautiful!
Midlife Singlemum says
It just looks so beautiful. This is my kind of scenery. You have a brave F-I-L.
(Thanks for the note about the comments – I thought it was my fault and I’d somehow logged out of WordPress or something.)
Thank you! And no, I think the last theme update has killed the comments, hopefully a rejig will sort it out soon enough! :D
Wow what a stunning park and that stag is so close! I’m amazed he lets people get so near to him.
Beautiful post and must be so nice having your dad with you xx
Thanks Mari. xx
Am liking the jib of that cafe very much. Whole place looks enticing.
Love the decor, so sweet isn’t it? Thanks Gemma x