Tier-Freigelande - Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald, Neuschonau

(4.7/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Allowing visitors to explore a pristine natural world teeming with wildlife, the landscaped enclosures of shelter more than 45 native species, including bears and wolves. Under the dense canopy of Central Europe's sprawling deciduous and coniferous forests, these natural enclosures cover a huge area of about 80 hectares (200 acres) and include several large aviaries. Explore this lush, natural world at your own pace, but be sure to stay on the designated park trail, which stretches for about 7 km (4.3 mi) through the Bavarian Forest. You can use several shortcuts to reduce the distance to approximately 3 km (1.9 mi). Either way, be prepared for this adventure walk by wearing shoes suitable for rough terrain. Work out when and for how long to visit Tier-Freigelande - Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald and other Neuschonau attractions using our handy Neuschonau itinerary maker.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We were already in the outdoor area of the animal. And no matter what time of year, it's worth a trip again!
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  • The nature park Bavarian Forest, town of Neuschönau, is a very nice goal with his numerous animal enclosures where the animals have beautiful spout! The trails are well maintained, well marked and suitable for children and conditionally also for wheelchair users. Refreshments/meals directly to the network there is only in Neuschönau. There are a few picnic places.
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  • The cages are very generous. There are various routes - there you can calculate safely more than 2 hours. The observation of the animals (Lynx, moose, bears, wild boars, etc.) in the large enclosures is highly recommended.
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  • Simply put - beautiful and large forest. It spreads over quite a lot of area, offers well-marked hiking and cycling trails. I am not giving it 5 stars, because I was expecting a richer wilderness with wild animals and so on. But I was only able to spot a fox once. In my opinion, the network of roads is a bit too prominent and as a whole, the area is settled quite a bit. So it is not quite a wilderness with no touch of civilisation. On the pros side, there is an excellent network of bus stops which brings you to heads of trails. We were living in a youth guest house - I can highly recommend that, it is very conveniently located in the heart of the National Park with good access to many trails.
  • Beautiful nature. Various hikes and walks. Some are more challenging and others are family friendly. The photos is taken at the oldest tree in the Bavarian forest!
  • A huge and beautiful forest... Lots to see and do
  • Bavarias most important national park. Leave the woods as they are is the main topic. You can see it everywere. There is no clean and cultivated forest as it is in rest of bavaria. This provides you some very unique sights of a very delightful area to hike, bike and walk...Well organised puplic transportation is very helpful if you're not planning to go there by car. Enjoy our time in a unique and romatic corner of south germany.
  • A great national park with plenty of trails and things to see and do. Lots of playgrounds for the kids to enjoy and plenty of shade on those hot summer days.