A visit to a wildlife park or zoo should not be missed during a family vacation. Directly across from Bad Honnef lies the small town of Rolandseck, which, in addition to the ARP museum and its historic train station, is home to a beautiful forest and wildlife park with a view of the Rhine. Besides red and fallow deer, as well as alpacas and mouflons, even Scottish highland cattle live there. You can take a relaxing walk through the park, where many of the animals are free to roam. The park can be reached by ferry from Bad Honnef, a steep climb leads to the entrance.
At the ostrich farm “Gemarkenhof” in Remagen, you almost feel like you are in Africa. With one of the farm’s own small trains, the ride begins across the farm with a stop at the breeding animals before it goes to the large herds of different ages, where contact is allowed. The tour continues to the ostrich nursery before concluding with the highlight of the tour: the hatching room, where chicks almost always hatch.
In Königswinter, directly on the Rhine at the level of the Rhine ferry, the wide world of the oceans awaits us! In “Sea-Life” Königswinter, more than 2,000 ocean animals from various regions of the world await us, and in the 360° acrylic glass tunnel, you will seemingly swim through the depths of the ocean alongside wreckfish “Horst”.
A visit to the zoo is an experience for young and old. Cologne Zoo is considered to be the third oldest zoo in Germany today and is involved in many projects to preserve endangered species. Neuwied Zoo is the largest zoo in Rhineland-Palatinate and is home to over 1800 animals representing more than 185 species.