Region. Wild boars, deer, sheep, donkeys and kangaroos can all be found in wildlife and animal parks in Bonn and the region. Here’s a look at some of the places where you can go and visit the animals.
Animals touch the heart of nearly everyone. Both children and adults enjoy visiting a zoo or wildlife park. And there is a big choice of animal and wildlife parks in the region which are all worth a visit. Here’s a GA list for you.
1 Waldau Bonn
Wild boar, red deer and fallow deer live in the Bonn Stadtwald (city forest) in an enclosed area called the Waldau. Visitors are not only allowed to observe the animals, but also feed them. There are animal feed vending machines around the enclosure. An outing to the Waldau on the Bonn Venusberg has other benefits as well: One can take beautiful walks through a diverse forest. A 250-year-old gnarled beechwood tree gives the forest a particularly mystical appearance. There is also a forest nature trail that brings children closer to nature.
Where? An der Waldau 50, 53127 Bonn
Opening hours: daily from 10 am - 8 pm
2 Cologne Zoo
The Cologne Zoo is the third oldest animal park in Germany. On about 20 hectares, there are more than 700 species from all continents and oceans. The zoo's rainforest is modeled on a Southeast Asian tropical forest and covers a space of 2,000 square meters. There are free-flying birds, fruit bats, reptiles and tropical plants. Another highlight is the elephant park, where the gigantic animals live in their natural social habitat.
Where? Riehler Straße, 50735 Cologne
Opening hours: 1st of March to 31st of October from 9 am to 6 pm, 6th of November to 28th of February from 9 am to 5 pm
Admission: 19,50 euros (adults), 9 euros (children)
3 Forest and Wildlife Park Rolandseck
Various native, large wild animal species such as the mouflon, fallow deer or wild boar live in the forest and wildlife park Rolandseck. Scottish highland cattle, donkeys, goats, ponies and rabbits can also be found here. Covering an area of 350,000 square meters, the park houses outdoor enclosures and aviaries with native wildlife and domestic animals. For the little ones there is also a forest playground with climbing trees and a trampoline.
Where? Am Kasselbach 4, 53424 Remagen-Rolandseck
Opening hours: 15th March to 15th November, Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
Admission: 4 euros (adults), 3 euros (children), 3.50 euros (all students)