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!

Wildlife Park Poing Bavaria Germany

The Bison of Bavaria

Wildlife Park Poing Bavaria Germany

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


Wildlife Park Poing Bavaria Germany

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.


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 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 and Germany
 Wildlife Park Poing Bavaria Germany
 There are many native Bavarian animals at the wild park 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.


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The Poing Park play area was amazing

Wildlife Park Poing

Some of the great play equipment at Poing Park


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Wildlife Park Poing Bavaria Germany

Marley having fun

In the middle of the park, there is a big open area for picnics. They also sell food

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! Wildpark Poing Bavaria Germany sells food 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.
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.
Things to take to Poing Wildpark
Wildlife Park Poing Bavaria Germany

Bec feeding the goats

Wildlife Park Poing Bavaria Germany

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 pussycat, 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

Wildlife Park Poing Bavaria Germany

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 as 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. This Wildpark Bayern is an amazing experience

Wildlife Park Poing Bavaria Germany

The owls are magnificent creatures.

How much does it cost to visit Wildpark Poing

Single Day Tickets

  • Adult 10€
  • Child 3-14 years 6€
  • Concession 8.50€

Poing Wildpark only accepts cash for entry no electronic payments available.

Visiting Poing Wildpark by car 

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.

Visiting Poing Wildpark by train

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.

Getting to Munich & Wildpark Bayern

  • Munich is the second biggest city in Germany.
  • Flughafen München Franz Josef Strauß is 28.5 kilometres from the city centre.
  • Munich is serviced by many international airlines and budget carriers. For cheap flights from with Europe check Veuling, EasyJet and Eurowings. You can check the prices of international flights to Germany with cheapOair. Domestic flights can be booked with Expedia
  • By February of 2017 Flughafen München, Franz Josef Strauß features flights to 248 destinations, making it the airport with the fifth-most destinations worldwide.
  •  The S1 and S8 S-Bahn lines connect the airport with the centre of Munich, with departures every 10 minutes. The airport is also easy and convenient to reach by bus from the Munich city centre
  • Many international and domestic trains and busservice’s Munich terminating at Munich’s Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)
  • You can book an airport transfer with Suntransfers who we have personally used on many occasions.
  • You can book a rental car with AutoEurope and have it waiting for you at Munich Airport.

Getting around Munich:

  • Munich has an extensive public transportation system. It consists of a network of underground (U-Bahn), suburban trains (S-Bahn), trams and buses. … Tickets can be purchased at the blue vending machines, found at U- and S-Bahn-stations, at many tram and bus stops and newspaper kiosks.
  • There are different types of tickets: Single Tickets (called “Einzelfahrkarte”), Stripe Tickets (called “Streifenkarte”) and Day Tickets (called “Tageskarte”).
  • Before first embarking, the ticket must be validated – insert the ticket into the small stamping machines posted at the entrances to U- and S-Bahn tracks or on trams and buses. It’s a € 60 fine if you are caught riding without a valid ticket.
  • The Munich City Tour Card allows free use of public transport, plus discount and free admission to some of the best Munich sights. More information and booking click here
  • Another alternative for tourists is to buy a pass for the Munich Hop on hop off bus which takes you to all the sites in the city. Click here for further information and prices.

Where to stay in Munich:

  • Munich has accommodation options for every budget from Hostels, to apartments and hotels rooms.
  • Hostels in Munich can start from as little as 20 euro’s a night for a shared dorm room.
  • You can search Airbnb for their Munich accommodation offerings. If you have never used Airbnb before get yourself $50 credit by signing and booking a stay right HERE.
  • Hotels in Melbourne generally start from around $100 a night for a double room and increase incrementally as the luxury rating rises towards 5 stars. Google states that 3-star averaging $144, 5-star averaging $469 for a night stay.
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