Wildpark Poing is located just outside Munich in Bavaria, Germany
At Wildpark Poing, you see all the animals that once lived and roamed the forest of Bavaria.
Wildpark Poing an amazing day out!
The Bison of Bavaria
Marley taking pictures
I must say as a family travel destination Wildpark Poing ticked all the boxes for me
- the price was excellent
- the attraction was interesting for both kids and adults
- there were food and beverage facilities
- playground for the kids
We arrived by car from Munich
, with the trip taking under an hour to get to Wildpark Poing
. You pull up at what appears to be a forest with some cleared paddocks beside it with animals lazily roaming freely around. After entering you follow the paths through the forest where you first encounter many different deer and goats that are more than happy to come and eat the food out of your hands! (There are vending machines that sell animal food scattered around the park). Our kids loved this aspect of the visit the best. What kid does not like animals especially when they approach you to eat from your hands. We made plenty of trips back and forth to buy more feed. It is not an experience that your kids to get to do often so we made the most of the animal feeding.
The Deer at Poing were so friendly, an amazing experience
Willow experiencing feeding the Deer
There is over 4 km of track through the park where you can observe the Bavarian
animals in their natural habitat at Wildpark Poing.
The animals are penned in big and natural enclosures. We are not talking small Zoo enclosures here we are talking big natural simulated environments for these animals, where they can roam and have some resemblance of what their life in nature would look like. If your children are timid it can be a little overwhelming for them, as the deer and goats can surround you looking for food. They are not shy at all and they know exactly what is inside those little green boxes! I was not aware that the Bison once used to roam the plains of Germany and Poland
. Yes Bison in Poland
There are many native Bavarian animals at the wildpark Poing including Deer, Goat, Rabbits, Beaver, Ducks, Falcons, Bear, Sheep, Boars, Bison, Lynx, Owls, and Wolves. The only animal we did not see was the bear. The enclosure making it as close to realistic as possible means that the bear has its own cave. The bear may have been in there.
The Poing Park play area was amazing
Some of the great play equipment at Poing Park
Marley having fun
In the middle of the park, there is a big open area for picnics. They also sell food
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and drinks in a small shop in this area. I was able to slip in a nice beer while we had something to eat. The playground for the kids is fantastic.
It had a fort, a water playground and a western playground. In 2015 a western town was added to the playground with a fort and coach. Great to pretend you are a cowboy and riding the stagecoach. It kept my children occupied for about 30 minutes and I had trouble getting them to move onto looking at the animals again until they both saw the little lambs clambering over each other so they could get the first pat off the girls!
Just next to this area is a small arena where they have bird shows twice a day where the Eagles, hawks and owl fly in and around the small arena as instructed by their handlers. This gives these amazing animals time to fly free. One of the handlers was talking about each of the birds as they flew in and out. It was in German and our friend did his best to translate for us. Basically, it allows you to see these raptors up close at full flight
Bec feeding the goats
The Lynx looks like a big pussy cat
Our youngest daughter Marley was getting pretty tired by the end of the day as it is a long walk around the park. It did not help her little legs as early on she was more than happy to run off into the trees to see the little squirrel and bird homes dotted throughout the park! (Conserving energy is not one of Marley’s strong suits!). You can spend all day there if you wanted to, I would say at least a 4-hour minimum stay is required to get the most out of it. The Lynx was among one of the favourites for Willow and Marley. He looked just like a big pussy cat, that was until he growled at Marley! He pretty quickly went from lovable and adorable to scary!
Wildpark Poing is a great family travel destination
The wild horses that used to roam Bavaria
To be able to get this close to the deer and goats and to be able to feed them as well was an amazing experience for the kids and ourselves. Willow loved the experience more than Marley did and could not stop talking about it. For adults, I felt especially since we are not from Europe, we got to view some native Bavarian animals that we had never seen before. In Australia, we don’t have Wolves, Lynx etc and I had never seen a Lynx even in a zoo before. The park is so open and spacious that you really got the feel for the animals and see them close up.
The owls are magnificent creatures.
Wildpark Poing is one of the many things not miss in Munich Germany.
How much does it cost to visit Wildpark Poing
|Day ticket individually
– 3-14 years
(Pupil, student, pensioner)
|People with disabilities
(Please show card)
| Prices as of October 2016
How do I get to Wildpark Poing?
At junction München Ost A99 to the A94 motorway towards Passau. First exit Parsdorf / Poing exit the highway. Direction Poing. In Poing, the way to the wildlife park is signposted. Address for navigation system: Easter Path 20, 85586 Poing.
There is plenty of free parking available.
With the S-Bahn:
S2 direction Markt Schwaben / Erding. Stop Poing. Ca. 20 minutes walk: On the main road, then follow signs to Wildpark follow. Information about the travel times of the S2, please contact the MVG.
When in Munich we choose to stay at Meininger Hotel
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