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FAQ – Fragen und Antworten rund um Ihren Besuch im Hochwildpark Kommern.FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers all around your visit in the Hochwildpark Rheinland.

WHEN IS THE WILDLIFE PARK OPEN?2020-02-12T12:47:48+01:00

From March to October, from 9:00 to 18:00 each day. From November to February, from 10:00 to 17:00.

WHAT DOES “HOCHWILDPARK” MEAN?2019-06-27T17:24:49+02:00

The term “hochwild” (large game) has historical roots and denotes all game animals that were especially popular quarry in medieval society and were reserved for hunting by the nobility. Thus, the red deer was considered large game whereas the roe deer was designated small game and could be hunted by those of lower social standing.

IS THERE FREE PARKING?2019-06-27T17:24:57+02:00

Yes, we have ample free parking for cars, busses, motorbikes and bicycles. Disabled parking spaces are located to the right of the park entrance.

CAN GUIDED TOURS BE BOOKED FOR SCHOOL CLASSES?2020-02-13T13:42:18+01:00

Absolutely! We recommend booking in good time by contacting Étienne Cousin on +49 (0)178-4436977. Unfortunately, all tours are offered in German and French.

ARE YOU ALLOWED TO GRILL IN THE WILDLIFE PARK?2019-06-27T17:25:11+02:00

Yes. There are two barbecue areas available by the adventure playground that can be booked for a fee with the ticket desk on +49 (0)2443/6532.

CAN YOU PURCHASE GAME MEAT?2019-06-27T17:25:18+02:00

You can purchase game meat from our own stock for grilling or to take home. We ask that you pre-order during the period before Christmas on +49 (0)2443 /6532.

IS THE WILDLIFE PARK BARRIER FREE?2019-06-27T17:25:24+02:00

Part of the park is navigable by wheelchair – it should be noted, however, that not all of the designated paths are paved. There are disabled toilets and motorised and standard wheelchairs are available for hire.

CAN I DO A WORK PLACEMENT/INTERNSHIP AT THE WILDLIFE PARK?2020-02-13T13:44:54+01:00

It is possible to do a work placement in the field of animal husbandry and landscape conservation in order to gain practical experience in the respective occupation. You can get more information from Étienne Cousin on +49 (0)178-4436977.

CAN I BRING MY DOG(S)?2019-06-27T17:25:37+02:00

Yes, dogs on leashes are welcome at the Hochwildpark Rheinland – with the exception of the wild boar enclosure.

DO YOU HAVE TO BOOK BARBECUE AREAS IN ADVANCE?2019-06-27T17:22:35+02:00

Yes, reservations can be made by calling +49 (0)2443/6532. The reservation is confirmed following payment of a 50 euro deposit, that is applied against the admission fee.

DO YOU HAVE TO BRING YOUR OWN GRILLABLES AND CHARCOAL?2019-06-27T17:22:18+02:00

You can bring your own grillables and drinks. Our hand carts make transporting everything easier! If you book in good time, you can purchase game meat from us too.

HOW MUCH DOES A CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY COST?2019-06-27T17:22:00+02:00

The entrance fee is 45 euros per hour for a maximum of 15 children, and an extra 5 euros for each additional child. Admission is free for the birthday boy or girl.

WHEN IS THE RESTAURANT OPEN?2020-02-13T13:47:11+01:00

The Waldhaus Grill is open on wednesday, weekends, public and school holidays: From March to October, from 11.:00 to 18:00 and from November to February from 11:00 to 17:00.

IS THE PARK SUITABLE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS AND WHEELED WALKING FRAMES (ROLLATORS)?2019-06-27T17:21:15+02:00

A large part of the park as well as the restaurant are navigable by wheelchair. Many of the paths, however, are not paved with asphalt (gravel paths).

CAN YOU VISIT THE WILDLIFE PARK OUTSIDE NORMAL OPENING HOURS?2019-06-27T17:20:53+02:00

We also open the park outside regular opening times by prior arrangement and for special events, such as the night-time walk.

DO DOGS HAVE TO BE KEPT ON A LEASH EVERYWHERE?2019-06-27T17:20:32+02:00

Yes, everywhere, at all times and without exception.

WHAT ANIMALS ARE YOU NOT ALLOWED TO FEED?2019-06-27T17:20:11+02:00

Moose and Hungarian Grey cattle may not be fed. Wild boar may only be fed from the platform and with special food.

CAN YOU FEED THE ANIMALS WITH FOOD BROUGHT FROM HOME?2019-06-27T17:19:46+02:00

For safety reasons, it has been forbidden to feed animals in zoos or wildlife parks with your own food since 1994. If you or your children have collected large amounts of stale bread, acorns or chestnuts, please inform the ticket desk. We would be happy to reward your efforts with a bag of animal feed.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO USE A BARBECUE AREA?2021-02-09T10:54:31+01:00

In addition to the admission fees, an additional charge of €2.00 per person or a minimum of € 20.00 per barbecue area for smaller groups is due.

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