The outdoor enclosure allows Kaiserslautern's residents and visitors to observe species as they might behave in the wild near here.
The game enclosure houses animals like European bison, roe deer, aurochs, wild horses, red deer, mouflon, wild boar and lynx.
The park is open daily and the entrance is free.
Wildlife Park with native animals
In order to enable citizens and guests of the city of Kaiserslautern to observe game species that can be found in our hunting-grounds or that were to be found there in former times, the Forestry Office established a game open-air enclosure in the forest department "Alter Schlag" - today known as "Wildpark" - in 1970.
In the course of five years, six large individual enclosures were built, a water line with a length of 1.5 kilometers [0.9 miles] was laid and fodder houses as well as open stables were constructed - all with the own two hands. Browsing areas, water places and wallows were created in the enclosures. The animals should live in nature-like surroundings.
The marvelous 120-years-old tree population - mainly oaks and beeches with added conifers - goes perfectly with the wild animals that show themselves naturally to the visitors under the leaf canopy.
With installation and maintenance of the 62-acre game park at the Betzenberg, the city does not only come up to the wishes of the nature-loving population for observation of wild animals, it also makes a valuable contribution to conservation of the wisent, an endangered species.
A humid biotope was laid out in the wisent enclosures - a perfect place for indigenous frogs and batrachians. At the same time, also a possibility for spawning is given to the European toad, which is living in the surroundings.
A Sunday walk is always worth a while. However, on weekdays the wisents, auerochses, wild horses and further animals can be observed, too. Don't forget your binoculars or camera - it's double fun!
The best time to see the animals is during feeding-time:
Mo-Fri 9a.m. - 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holiday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Open May 07, 2020 through May 07, 2025 from 00:00–23:45.
The park is open all year round!