Wild Boars in Animal Preserve
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Weisshaus Forest (Weisshauswald)

Out of the city and into the forest: A short drive from the city centre transports you into a different world. The Weisshauswald local recreation area boasts a number of hiking and walking trails with varying degrees of difficulty, which take you through the forest over distances ranging between four and nine kilometres.
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In the high ropes course, meanwhile, certified trainers offer interactive half-day, full-day or multi-day programmes for school groups, clubs, companies or other groups. And at the ‘Haus des Waldes (‘House of the forest’), you’ll learn enthralling facts about the historic and ecology of the Weisshauswald. Anyone wanting to further this knowledge can actively explore the Weisshauswald on the 3.5-kilometre Waldlehrpfad (forest educational path).

A must for: Forest gnomes. Tree-huggers. Animal lovers. Active explorers and families.

Nature experience: 100%
Animal-feeding: 60%
Calorie-burning: 60%

The nearly 8-ha game reserve in the Weisshauswald is fun for the entire family, allowing you to observe wild boars, chickens, wild sheep, Mangalica pigs, pheasants, wild goats, deer and donkeys all year round. Playgrounds and picnic tables make it a perfect daytrip. But beware: Any bread or snacks brought along with you is for humans only. You can buy special food for the wild animals from feed machines on site, and then scatter it into the cages via small wooden ramps.

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Opening hours

The deer park is open!
Due to the currently applicable Corona rules of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, the 3G rules applies when visiting the game reserve.
Adult visitors must be fully vaccinated or recovered, or have a recent, negative PoC rapid test from an official testing agency prove. Minors (up to their 18th birthday) have access without one of the above documents.

The usual distance and hygiene rules, including a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other visitors, must be observed.

Forest playground
The forest playground will remain closed because renovations are ongoing and other urgent work is pending.
Among other things, the sandbox gets a new frame.

House of the forest
The house of the forest is closed until further notice.


The Animal Preserve is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., no entrance fee is charged.

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