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Wisent-Wildnis am Rothaarsteig (Bison Wilderness on the Rothaarsteig)

Animal Outdoor Enclosure · Bad Berleburg · permanently closed
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Treat yourself to very special nature adventure with the whole family at the Wissent-Wildnis (bison wilderness). An “encounter” with these majestic animals is an unforgettable experience.
The “Wisent-Wildnis am Rothaarsteig” (Bison Wilderness on the Rothaarsteig) provides an insight into what is a unique species conservation project in Europe, because since April 2013, there are free-roaming bison in the Rothaar Mountains again - in their own enormous territory.

However, they are very rarely seen there and then only by chance. Because of this, the “Wisent-Wildnis” was created as a “peep-hole” into the species conservation project. On a 20 hectare site, most of which is still in its natural state, there lives a second herd of bison - an extraordinary experience of animals and a special opportunity for the whole family to enjoy nature. With cliff formations, a stream, valley heads, a forest and a valley, the “Wisent-Wildnis” is a pleasure to hike, a family excursion and a chance to observe animals all in one. A stream crossing and an enormous roof construction whisk visitors away to the natural world.

A three kilometre long loop trail runs through the home of the bison and allows visitors to marvel at the mighty creatures up close. The walk takes two to three hours along the hiking trail close to nature. Suitable, sturdy shoes and sure-footedness are required.

The approximately three kilometre walk is not suitable for visitors with restricted mobility or guests with pushchairs, among others. As an alternative, there is a mostly level and firm agricultural road (around 600 metres long) that can be accessed at a reduced entry price. However, there are only restricted views of the facility from here.

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Price:

  • Tall bison (from a height of 1.50 m): €5.50
  • Short bison (up to a height of 1.50 m): €3.50
  • Baby bison (up to a height of 1.00 m): Free entry
  • Easier bison (use of the approx. 600 m long agricultural road) €3.50

Group tickets available - further information available at www.wisent-welt.de.

Price reduction for holders of the Wittgenstein Card.

Out of consideration for the bison, dogs are not allowed onto the site.

Getting there

In Bad Berleburg-Aue, drive in the direction of Wingeshausen via the K 42. In Wingeshausen turn off left. Follow the signs!

 

From Schmallenberg take the K 42 (Fleckenberg, Jagdhaus) and continue on to the Wisent-Wildnis.

Parking

Free parking is available.

Coordinates

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51.092193, 8.265317
DMS
51°05'31.9"N 8°15'55.1"E
UTM
32U 448550 5660333
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Distance
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Ascent
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13.4 km
4:00 h
354 m
354 m
38.2 km
3:20 h
667 m
667 m
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Wisent-Wildnis am Rothaarsteig (Bison Wilderness on the Rothaarsteig)

Weidiger Weg 100
57319 Bad Berleburg
Phone +49 2751 92055-35 Fax +49 2751 92055-34

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Top moderate open
13.4 km
4:00 h
354 m
354 m

A hiking route with picturesque views and an exciting animal world to delight young and old. Delve into the world of the bison and follow the trail ...

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Bicycle Rides · Bad Berleburg
Powerful Landscape - Powerful Animals
Top moderate
38.2 km
3:20 h
667 m
667 m

In the trace of the bisons, this bicycle tour leads through beautiful villages and idyllic landscapes.

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