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Beatyfull situated in southern Black Forest you especially meet ducks, storks, egrets and flamingos. There also are a few mammals like the barbary macaque.
Last visit 2009
D 79585 Steinen-Hofen
Open minimum april-october 10am-5pm
Adult 19,- Euro
Child 10,- Euro
Adult 80 Euro
Child 40 Euro
To make the day more joyfull take part at the daily flight shows of 40 minutes duration at 11am and 3 pm or the barbary macaque feeding time where you help the animal keeper at noon and 4pm
In the beginning there was only a bird lover’s idea of creating a birds’ paradise in an often overlooked valley. Vogelpark Steinen is located in a pastoral landscape, away from major routes, and between the towns of Steinen-Schlächtenhaus-Hofen and Steinen-Weitenau. The property encompasses an area of approximately 25 acres. Known to the locals as “Mistgraben” (Lonely Trench), this hollow valley could not be properly used for agricultural purposes. Over the years, the entire area became available for development. The necessary development plan for this area was created at the same time. Landscape architects, civil engineers, and a team of architects worked together on the design. The main objective during the planning stage was to mold the landscape as needed while retaining its native features. This mandate served as the basis for landscape formations, plant areas, ponds, buildings, and paths winding through the park. The development included a 1.5 mile water main and 1.5 miles of sewer pipes. A high-level tank was built to hold sufficient water reserves. The park has its own transformer for the energy supply. The aviaries, in particular the tropical house, are heated by a central heating unit and underground heating conduits. Solar energy panels provide additional heat for the hot house’s sprinkler system. After the development plan was licensed and the preparations were thoroughly prepared by experts, the building phase began in 1974. For several years, the owners built ponds, aviaries, and open-air enclosures. A generously designed area and spacious aviaries were created that met the requirements for all birds and the other animals to live in the park. The park was dedicated and opened to the public in 1980. Among the honorary guests were the minister of justice Dr. Eyrich and numerous other representatives of municipal offices and townships of the area. The speeches given that day primarily focused on the cultural and economic significance of the project both for this small valley and the entire region. The tropical house was dedicated in 1981. The structure covers an area of 500 sqm (5,400 sqf) and has a volume of 3,000 cbm (106,000 cbf). It is divided into a large open-air enclosure and an aviary with indoor and outdoor areas. Lush tropical plants shape the environment with moss and ferns, lending the house and its facilities a distinctly tropical character. Blooming orchids and bromeliads excite every nature lover. Additional open-air facilities were completed in1983. Approximately 300 bird species from all continents were brought to the Vogelpark Steinen within three years of completion of the park. In 1989 a large play and adventure area was built in the upper park area, separated from the bird area. In 2011 this park had to close. It included the outdoor restaurant with its large sun decks, picnic areas, and huts. Additional attractions were to follow, such as the ornithology center (renovated 2012). Visual aids and display cases tell interesting facts about the bird population native to this area. There is also a building with egg watch incubators where chicks are hatched daily. In 1996 the arboretum was created with 28 of the best-known trees that are native to the forests in the area. The falconry was added in 1999. It has approx. 600 seats and is located near the park entrance. In 2000 the open-air enclosure with the barbary macaques was built. In 2002 additional open-air enclosures were dedicated. They host Bennett’s kangaroos and a areas where African pygmy goats can be stroked as well as parakeets. The bistro/cafe was expanded in 2003. It now seats approx. 100. A movie theatre was built at the same time. It is used to provide glimpses scenes and to demonstrate the work it takes to keep the bird park running. A large restaurant area with paddling pool, bare-foot path and carp pond was opened in 2006. It offers every visitor, including children, welcome refreshment when temperatures are high in summer. A large water chute has just been added to the children's play area. Additional space on the terrace has also been provided.
After paying the entrance fee we follow the road on the left side passing the free flight arena and on the right hand lookt at several lakes with ducks and storks. The last lake is for marabus and flamingos. Turning left we hava some tropical birds like parots and capuchin monkeys. Then its time to look at the ornithology house. On the right hand we then have budgerigars and the dwarf rabbits. In the next vaste green area we have pymy goats and now its time turn and heading back to the entrance. First though we walk through the wallaby enclosure and afterwards look at cranes. At the flamingos we walk straight forward on til we reach the snowy owls. On the right hand we then can enter a crane enclosure. Back to the owls and then right in to the enclosure for barbary macaques.
DE: Dieser kleine Vogelpark ist sehr schön belegen und zeigt insbesonders schreitvögel, enten papageien. Zutraulich sind aber auch die Berberaffen
DK: Denne liile fuglepark ligger i et smukt landskab og viser især storke, traner, hejre, ænder og papegøjer. Meget tillidsfulde er også berberaberne