Tannenbusch Zoo

Overview

The area of Tannenbusch in Dormagen is a beautiful recreational destination for locals and those from surrounding areas. Walkers, naturalists, animal lovers, joggers and children alike appreciate the recreational forest bordering Delhoven. The popular grew out of a small wood in its current size.

In 1960 the game reserve and the game park were created, two years later the forest café opened its doors for the first time.

The Zoo per se is not really a zoo, but more of a "wild park" that includes a variety of forest related animals from horses, donkeys, and geese, to chickens, moose, and other birds. You'll also find a large playground offering plenty of activities for younger and older kids.

The paths are easily walkable in a variety of directions, also easily accessible with strollers, and dogs on leashes are also allowed. The entrance to the wild park is free of charge, and can be complemented with donations or sponsorships of the animals themselves.

There is also a restaurant, as previously mentioned, right around the corner from the main entrance. The entire park is completely fenced in, hence aside from taking a variety of paths within the park, there is no real way to get lost. There are also numerous picnic tables and benches throughout the park.

There are numerous large, free parking lots that offer direct access to the park, along with access to the complete area of Tannenbusch which is also a great recreational area for runners, hikers, joggers and the like (there is a three-kilometer-long fitness trail with various fitness and climbing equipment in the Tannenbusch.)

A great place to combine a visit to a wild park to see animals and a playground. Feeding of animals is not allowed.

Additional Information

  • City/Town: Dormagen
  • Price: Free

Ages

  • 0 - 2 years

  • 12 - 16 years

  • 2 - 6 years

  • 6 - 12 years

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08:00 - 20:00
  • Monday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

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