The game enclosure near Kitzbühel is the largest of Tyrol, comprising a surface of about 40 hectares.
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In Aurach, 4 km in the south of Kitzbühel at 1,080 m asl, there is the “Wildpark Aurach”, a game enclosure comprising about 200 animals. This leisure facility was established in 1972 by Dr. Heinrich Prinz Reuss on the area of the Branderhof, a farm that dates back to 1723. Above all Alpine animals are hosted by the game reserve: red deer, lynx, wild boars, marmots, wild oats, pheasant poults, deer and other animals can be observed. In addition, there are also some exotic animals such as Barbary macaque, kangaroos, llamas and yaks. The game reserve is surrounded by the fairytale scenery of the Kitzbühel Alps.
To make a visit even more interesting for the little ones, there are also several animals that can be touched. As the area is surrounded by a 2 metres high fence, humans and animals can get in close contact. The highlight of the day is of course the feeding of the animals, taking place at 2.30 pm, except in the rutting season (between September and October). To ensure that animals are treated in a respectful way, the Wildpark is a member of the Austrian association of game reserves “Österreichischer Wildgehege-Verband”.
Much has happened in the last years in the nature reserve. The “Streichstadl”, a petting zoo with rabbits, donkeys, goats, llamas and sheep was inaugurated. Furthermore, “Willi, the feral pig” offers new games and exercise in skill stations for kids, and the Café Restaurant Branderhofstube is ideal for completing a visit with a tasty coffee or a snack.
Where: in Aurach, towards Jochberg-Felbertauern
Characteristics: largest outdoor reserve of Tyrol, great surroundings
Further information: phone: +43 5356 65251, firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter opening hours: from December 2019 to March 2020
till Dec 23, 2019:
from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2020:
daily from 10 am to 5 pm
Jan 7 - March 2020:
Summer opening hours:
from mid-March to the end of August 2020
Autumn opening hours:
from the beginning of September to mid-December 2020
feeding of wild game at 2.30 pm (except in autumn)
feeding at the “Streichlstadl” Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays at 1.30 pm