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!