Kulturbetrieb Arnstadt

Fabulously beautiful

Fabulously beautiful

The gorgeous peacock is one of the most beautiful
The camel of the high mountains

The camel of the high mountains

Beware! When a llama is uneasy, it spits in the face
King of lemur

King of lemur

With their unmistakable appearance, their fox-like
King of the night

King of the night

The uhu (eagle owl) has its name from its mating call,
Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

Fallow deer were driven from Central Europe during the
Fabulously beautiful The gorgeous peacock is one of the most beautiful birds in the world. Again and again during its mating season the vividly iridescent hen spreads out its imposing feathers in a fan. The blue peacock i Mehr
The camel of the high mountains Beware! When a llama is uneasy, it spits in the face of its attacker! These robust, unassuming small camels live in the South American Andes. These woolly Andes natives with their big eyes are closely Mehr
King of lemur With their unmistakable appearance, their fox-like faces and black and white ringed, ca. 60 centimetre long tail, they belong to the Lemur sub-species, Katta. Since 2010 they have been the darlings of Mehr
King of the night The uhu (eagle owl) has its name from its mating call, which sounds like "oo-hoo". And because it is the largest owl species in the world, it is called the “King of the Night”. Our European uhu ha Mehr
Fallow Deer Fallow deer were driven from Central Europe during the last Ice Age. They re-established themselves in their former habitat in Central Europe at the time of the great migration back from Asia Minor vi Mehr

General information and History

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On the south side of the town the "Fasanerie" (Pheasantry) zoological park was opened in 1956, in which 55 animal species live in an area of ca. 2,5 hectares. Indigenous species such as fallow deer, moufflon and others are just at home here as some exotic creatures, like various different parakeets, pot-bellied pigs and llamas.

In the grounds there is a children’s playground and sport apparatus for wheelchair users. On Easter Sunday many visitors are drawn to the park for the now traditional Easter egg hunt. After your visit to the Zoological Park you can take a walk in the adjacent woods and continue as far as the foundation walls of the Walpurgis Monastery.

Since October 1995 disabled people from the St. Mary’s Foundation, Arnstadt have been catered for in the Zoological Park. In this way a range of activities has been created for those with disabilities in the company of the staff members who look after the welfare of the animals. Thanks to the active support of all those working in the park, as well as the management, the friends and sponsors, it has been possible to maintain the Zoological Park at its present size and with its present many-faceted range of features.

An indicator for the continuing success of Arnstadt Zoological Park is also the ever-growing number of visitors. In 2001 ca. 7,000 visitors were recorded, in 2005 this had already grown to 14,000 and in the year 2011 it had reached 23,100. The "Fasanerie" is looking forward to your visit!