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

Animal Outdoor Enclosure · Bad Berleburg · open
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  • Sandkasten Wisentwildnis
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  • Waldpädagogik Wisent Wildnis Schnitzen
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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.

Opening hours

open today
Mondayclosed
Tuesday10:00–17:00
Wednesday10:00–17:00
Thursday10:00–17:00
Friday10:00–17:00
Saturday10:00–17:00
Sunday10:00–17:00
Opening times can be found at www.wisent-welt.de

Monday: Closed

Winter opening hours (from 27 October 2019 to 31 March 2020): Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays: 10:00 to 15:00 (last admission)

Fee:

  • 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.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Routes through this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
13.5 km
4:00 h
318 m
318 m
28.5 km
2:30 h
267 m
288 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

Qualities

Place to visit Families
  • 2 Routes nearby
September 09, 2014
moderate open
13.5 km
4:00 h
318 m
318 m
7
by Kathi Langer,   BLB-Tourismus GmbH
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Starke Landschaft – starke Tiere

June 24, 2015
moderate
28.5 km
2:30 h
267 m
288 m
by Kathi Langer,   BLB-Tourismus GmbH
  • 2 Routes nearby