CONTRIBUTED BY ALEXIS TUCKER
Wild Park at Schloss Tambach is a rather popular attraction near Coburg. I can understand why it is so popular. The amount of animals the park has varies from wolves to moose. If you go during off season and with the park being so large, you won’t have any issues with people interrupting your bonding time with the animals
A special highlight of this wildlife park is the flight demonstrations they do in the summer. They offer workshops on falconry and also an opportunity to take pictures with these stunning birds. Another unique aspect is the opportunity to sponsor an animal. Once a year they will organize for you to receive information regarding your “godchild” from the zookeeper and you will also have the opportunity to see behind the scenes of your “godchild”.
The open land area with hundreds of deer is the highlight of the park. Many of them with curiously approach you in pure wonder and innocence. I had to suppress my delight when this happened to us when we were walking through the woods.
If you’re lucky, you may be able to also observe the zookeepers taking data on the wolves or another species. You can watch them recording and overhear them talking about the packs and referring to them by names. How intriguing is that?
The park will give you that overwhelming feeling that I imagine the characters in Jurassic park felt when they walked into the pasture as dinosaurs roamed. Sure, deer are not as epic as dinosaurs, but when you see hundreds of them in a lush, mossy green pasture with a palace in the background you will surely feel as if you have seen beauty for the first time.
Afterwards you can feed the rams, enjoy the park, or jump on the trampoline area with your children. In addition, the park features a Beirgarten. They will even arrange a picnic for you to have elsewhere in the park if you would like to be near a particular animal exhibition. The connecting ticket booth sells stuffed toys of the animals, mugs, coloring books, and t-shirts too; so grab a souvenir to remember your favorite animal.
Tips for Your Trip:
Wild Park Schloss Tambach Website
You can print a map off from the website.
You can buy tickets from the website.
96479 Weitramsdorf, Germany
Daily: 0800 – 1800
High season (mid-March – mid-November):
Student (with ID): €8.00
Children (3 – 14 years): €6.00
Family (Parents or Grandparents with 2 Children): €28.00
Family (Parents or Grandparents with 3 Children): €32.00
Low season (mid-November – mid-March):
Student (with ID): €7.00
Children (3 – 14 years): €5.00
Family (Parents or Grandparents with 2 Children): €24.00
Family (Parents or Grandparents with 3 Children): €28.00
Note: This article originally appeared on Alexis’ personal blog and then she graciously shared it with Germany Ja!