Tierpark Neumünster


City: Neumünster
Country: Germany
State: Schleswig-Holstein

Opend 1950


Species 100

This zoo especially shows German and Nordic anmals like the moose and the polar bear, but you also have a walk in aviary fir budgergars

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Last visitet 2007




Tierpark Neumünster

Geerdtstr. 100
D-24537 Neumünster,







Phone 04321-51402



Open minimum 10am-4pm



Entrance fee:

  • Adult 10,- Euro
  • Child 6,- Euro
  • Familly* 28,- Euro
*Familly tickets are valid for 2 parents and 2 children, each aditional child is 5.- Euro

Annual card:
  • Adult 60-, Euro
  • Single-Familly* 65,- Euro
  • Familly** 80,- Euro
*Single Familly cards are valid for 1 (grand)parent with 2 (grand)children, each additional child is 10,- Euro
**Familly cards are valid for 2 (grand)parents with 2 (grand)children, each additional child is 10,- Euro


Alwin Brandt had already established at the end of the twenties, a zoological museum and now he wanted to take the next step with a zoo. But he failed in many adversities and fully carried out this plan then in Cuxhaven. 1927 Franz Geilsdorf grabbed these thoughts again and was able to incorporate in the following years many nature and animal friends. "We are building a zoo" ... in 1935, he campaigned with such presentations for this project. Especially in the painter Edgar Windt Geilsdorf had strong support and the zoo in the city forest on the current area was almost already created at this time. However, the Army used this site still active for air traffic. Franz Geilsdorf did not return from the war and a decade passed before the idea was taken up again. Again, it was after the war, Edgar Windt, who remembered this idea and in Willy Mandry, an enthusiastic falconer, he found strong support. Both were idealists who were able to describe "their" zoo citizen and had vivid imagination. By  combining birds of prey presentations and animal painting they spoke to many people. In 1949 the group of the zoo friends found had grown and found a suitable site in the city forest: the building remains of a former shooting range for German hunters were taken in the eye with the natural attractions of the forest  to the zoo. The city government was persuaded and secured the support of the project to. Willy Mandry build  a falconery at the former shooting range and created the conditions for the "first" animal population of the new zoo. Many took advantage of this offer and Neumünsteraner had come in droves to the "Wildlife Park Falkenhorst. '" The establishment of the zoo association with the founding meeting of 20 April 1950 then secured the project of a zoo. A board chaired by the Mayor Max Copper resumed his work: the falconry was made in to the Neumünster zoo a year later! The first July 1951 was the big day of celebration in the city forest: the grand opening of the zoo home. 6000 visitors could not miss this, and so laid the foundations for the successful  Tierpark Neumünster!

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After we paid the entrance fee, we turn right and can already see the moose, the largest deer in the world. Opposite we have the enclosure with brown bears and polar beasr. Next we have a pony enclosure and on the left we see the chamoise. Before we turn to the left on the right hand side we have the raccoons that are already here in the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčNeumünster. Past the aviaries for forest birds and waders we turn right at the golden eagle and see a enclosure for wild boar. Here we have to turn right again and on the left hand we have the mouflon and wolves. After a while we come across a enclosure for cattle and next to it Schleswig horses. We follow the path right, and see Dülmen ponys, the Geest farm and a pond with various species of ducks. After the pond we see the Heidschnuck and fallow deer. Follow the path to the right hand we arrive in the carnovor area, where we meet foxes and skunks, but also a bit later the lynx. Turning right here we come to the apiary and the stork enclosure. Passing the reindeer, straight ahead, we already see aviaries for birds of prey, such as the imperial eagle. After a while we follow the path to the left and see the wisent and Przewalski's horse. Opposite live the Scottish Highland cattle and their neighbor is the Sika. On the right hand we see two pet breeds that are bred 100 years ago in a way that they resemble their extinct wild ancestors , namely the aurochs and the tarpan. At the beavers enclosure we turn left and see the European otter and the Asian small-clawed otter. Then we make a loop and see several birds of prey species like the white-tailed eagle. At the duck pond we first turn left and then right to see the red deer. A little later comes the harbour seal and a few aviaries for birds. Last but not least, we see a monkey house, whith Berbery macaques among others - they life in a walk-in enclosure.

DE: Dieser Tierpark zeigt insbesonders die Deutschen und Nordischen tiere wie den Elch und Eisbären

DK: Denne have viser især tyske og nordiske dyr som elgen og isbjørnen
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