Wildlife Park Poing – Munich Bavaria Germany

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Wildpark Poing is located just outside Munich in Bavaria, Germany and is an easy, fun family day trip from Munich. The best thing at Wildlife park Poing, is you see all the animals that once lived and roamed the forest of Bavaria. It is truly a magnificent place to visit in Munich.

Wildlife Park Poing an amazing day out!


Marley taking a picture of a small deer at the 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
  • It was easy to walk around the park
  • Poing is stroller friendly
  • There are many animals so there is no need to push or shove
Up close and personal at Poing Wildpark

We arrived by car from Munich, with the trip taking under an hour to get to Wildpark Poing it is a perfect day trip from Munich for kids. You pull up at what appears to be a forest with some cleared paddocks beside it with animals lazily roaming freely around.

Paying for your entry is easy and after entering you follow the clearly marked paths through the forest. It is here you will first encounter many different deer and goats.

These animals are more than happy to come and eat the food out of your hands! You still do need to be gentle and calm. (There are vending machines that sell animal food scattered around the park).

Our kids loved this aspect of the visit to Wildlife Park Poing 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, which we thought was a better idea than carrying a heap of boxes in a bag. They can smell that food!

It is not an experience that your kids get to do often so we made the most of the animal feeding.

The Deer at Wildpark Poing were so friendly, it was an amazing experience

Willow surrounded by hungry deer at the Poing Wildlife Park Munich
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 PoingThe animals are penned in big and natural enclosures.

We are not talking about small Zoo enclosures here. We are talking about big natural simulated environments for these animals, where they can roam and experience some resemblance to what their life in nature would be 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, there are Bison in Poland and Germany. The Bison are given large areas to roam freely and they are not wandering on the paths.

There are many native Bavarian animals at the Wild Park Poing, including



The only animal we did not see was the bears, who live in a massive enclosure of 30,000 square meters. There are four bears onsite: Mia, Mette, Marja and Molly. The enclosure makes it as close to reality as possible means that the bears have their cave. The bears may have been in there.

The playground at Park Poing is amazing

The waterplay area at the Wilfpark Poing for kids. It is made from wood and has a sand base under it
Some of the great play equipment at Poing Park

In the middle of the park, there is a big open area for eating, resting and relaxing. You will find many picnic tables, a kiosk (only opened in summer) and a very impressive playground.

The adventure playground at Wildpark Poing features pirate ships, adventure forts, and a western town in which to play. In 2015 a western town was added to the playground with a fort and coach. It’s great to pretend you are a cowboy and riding the stagecoach.

For the more adventurous children, there are giant slides and ropes to be climbed. Plan a break at this section of the wild park.

It kept my children occupied for about 30 minutes, and we had trouble getting them to move on 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! 

A large Bison standing very still at Wildlife Park Poing Bavaria Germany while we took his picture
The Bison of Bavaria

Wildpark Poing Bavaria, Germany sells food and drinks in a small shop in this area. I could 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 when the Eagles, hawks and owls fly in and around the small arena as instructed by their handlers. This gives these amazing animals time to fly free.

One handler talked about each bird as they flew in and out. It was in German, and our friend did his best to translate it for us. It allows you to see these raptors up close at full-flight

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Things to take to Wildpark Poing

Picnic SetDrink BottlesSun Hats
SunscreenWalking ShoesSnacks
Bec feeding some very hungry goats over the fence at the wildlife park
Bec feeding the goats

Our youngest daughter, Marley was getting pretty tired by the end of the day as it was 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 the favourites for Willow and Marley at Poing Wildpark. He looked just like a big pussycat, that was until he growled at Marley! He pretty quickly went from lovable and adorable to scary!

 Wildlife Park Poing is a great family travel destination

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.

Feeding animals at Park Poing
The animals at Park Poing love being fed

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.

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

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


85586 Poing



09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 16:00

Adult- 10 Euro

Child (3-14) 6.00 Euro

Visiting Poing Wildpark Munich 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. For information about the travel times of the S2, please contact the MVG.

Top tips for visiting Wildpark Poing in Munich

  • Buy the food for the animals as you walk around the park. If you carry more you may get mobbed by hungry animals
  • Take a break at the playground and enjoy a rest
  • It is a long way around the park so if you have to bring a stroller
  • Food and beverages are well-priced but if you need to pack some water for your kids as you walk around. Don’t pack food

We thoroughly loved our time at Poing Wildpark and we are hoping to do this day trip from Munich again now that our girls are older.

In December 2019, we once again visited Wildpark Poing. This time in the depths of winter. The one thing we noticed was there fewer people, but all the animals were still out and active.

Wildpark Poing Winter
The Bavarian Winter at Wildpark Poing

Our thoughts are the same now as they were before, Wildpark Poing is well worth a visit and one of the best things to do in the Munich area.

It is one of the best things to do in Munich for kids and a great family-friendly attraction in Germany.

Getting to Munich

  • 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 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 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 bus service’s Munich terminate at Munich’s Central Station (Hauptbahnhof)
  • You can book an airport transfer with Suntransfers who we have personally used on many occasions.

We hope this article from us here at Wyld Family Travel has encouraged you to visit Wildpark Poing and make Munich your base for exploring. We are sure you will enjoy your time and find many things to do in Bavaria. For more amazing ideas on where to holiday in Germany click through to our Germany Destination Guide page for more brilliant inspiration.

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13 thoughts on “Wildlife Park Poing – Munich Bavaria Germany”

  1. We had such a great time here too! Really lovely park 🙂 Glad you also enjoyed yourselves!!

    • We thought it was fantastic a real hidden gem of the Munich area, No hesitation in recommending it to anyone with kids i think its a must do
      thanks for stopping by and commenting we appreciate it

  2. How funny, I lived so near to Poing and never went to the park 😀

  3. Didn’t come across this park when we were staying in Munich and Bavaria – looks wonderful especially for the kids. We did go to the Alpenzoo in Innsbruck a couple of years back and that was very interesting as it had only alpine animals such as the lynxes. We even got to see a brown bear but not the marmots as they were still hibernating! Rosemary, Le Chic En Rose

  4. Sounds like an amazing trip and park. Glad you all had a great time. We are heading to Germany in 2017 and adding this to our to do list. Thanks for sharing and for the pics.

  5. This sounds like such an enchanting park and the kids look so happy! I would love to be able to hang out with deer and feed them!

  6. Wow, those animals must really have gotten used to people. That picture of the deer surrounding Willow is nuts. I can’t even get a deer to stay still for 2 seconds for a picture anywhere. A wonderful place to visit it looks like.

  7. I love wildlife and this park looks like a great family getaway. Do you know if the animals are well kept (they sure do look happy). I often go to such places and I feel they are def better than traditional zoos, esp with kids as you want them to get this educational experience.

  8. Looks like a super fun day for your little one! I think the lynx and bison are my favorite. I love these types of animals who are generally forgotten. Thanks for sharing this information!!

  9. This looks great! I remember going to a similar park in England as a kid and loving feeding the deer, but one got a little excited and jumped on my back flattening me on the floor!! But it was still good fun, and a great idea for something different for families near Munich.


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