Animal-, Nature-, & National Parks

Natur- und Erlebnispark Buchenberg

Contact & Informations

3340 Waidhofen/Ybbs
Rösselgraben 15

+43 6768 44991 444
+43 6768 44991 411


Pushchair Accessible Dogs Allowed Bistro / Restaurant E-Bike charging station E-car charging station Groups Accepted with NÖ Card Children's program Public connection

EXPERIENCE NATURE at its Finest in the Nature and Adventure Park Buchenberg Waidhofen/Ybbs

The Top Attraction is located directly outside the town of Waidhofen/Ybbs.
Nature and Adventure Park Buchenberg: Small adventure – very large

  • Experience native wild animals up close.
  • Large accessible pet area.
  • Mythical owl forest, primeval forest habitat with wolf, lynx and wildcat.
  • Straw castle, giant trampoline and go-cart track.
  • Austria’s largest forest climbing park with over 90 stations.
  • Extra long Flying Fox Parcours over the Adventure Playground.

Animal Park   (No dogs allowed):

Visitors can freely access our large owl enclosures and discover wolves, lynxes and wildcats from close range – well camouflaged in their natural environment. You can observe lively raccoons, clever foxes and lazy raccoon dogs as storks and herons strut among the visitors. You also get the chance to experience donkeys, goats, alpacas, miniature ponies and sheep up close in the pet area.

Watching the rheas and mini pigs is an exciting adventure for our little visitors. Rabbits, guinea pigs, forest sheep, spectacled sheep, donkeys and geese invite you to watch.

In his “Forest Home”, Ossi shows you everything you need to know about his “forest friends” in a funny, entertaining and experience-oriented form. You can seek out and follow the tracks of local wild animals, watch foxes in their underground den, listen to a quiz about animal sounds, imitate the howling of a wolf and experience mystical and enigmatic adventures in the mythical owl forest.

At the “Jagasteig” we learn all about the importance of the topics of wildlife and nature.

For our little visitors, there are other great options to romp and play – from the rope climbing ball to the swinging seesaw – at the Adventure Playground next to the Naturpark-haus (Nature Park House).

Buchenberg Forest Climbing Park:

An exciting journey of discovery – experience forest space from a new perspective! The Buchenberg Forest Climbing Park offers climbing fun for those over 110 cm. An accompanying person is required with visitors smaller than 130 cm. Visitors can prove their talent in Austria’s largest Forest Climbing Park with 9 different courses and over 90 stations. The “Flying Zip Line Parcours” with its 10 stations is the park’s top highlight.

Hospitality in the Nature Park House:

In close proximity to the Forest Climbing Park and Animal Park, you will find our Nature Park House. In harmony with the intact nature surrounding it, here is a place to linger and a place to relax after a hectic day. Our attentive service staff provide for your physical well-being, and our shop offers many souvenirs or gifts.

Buchenberg Forest School:

With forest-related educational guided tours and experience-oriented activities, the Buchenberg Forest School Nature Park offers new, funny and educationally valuable knowledge about forests and forestry, and invites you to actively experience nature and the environment. Through personal experience, visitors can develop a new sense of responsibility for the forest and understanding of the work of foresters. Embark on a journey of discovery with forest spirits or owl, Ossi. Discover the mystery of the forest through games and fun activities. Feel soft moss under your bare feet or get to know the best builder in the world … a special outdoor programme for schools, children and adult groups.
Age-specific programme. Must book in advance!

  • Buchenberg Forest Climbing Park
  • Animal Park – No dogs allowed
  • Nature Park House with restaurant and gift shop
  • Buchenberg Forest School
  • Adventure Playground
  • Fire pit for school classes to barbeque food
  • Limited wheelchair access

Nature Park: Freely accessible at all times


Animal Park: No Dogs Allowed!
2017 Season:
5 March – 2 November. Daily: 10:00 – 18:00
Nature Park House with restaurant: March (if weather permits) – otherwise Daily

Climbing Forest:

2017 Season: 13 March – 17 November 2017
Open: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
Easter, Pentecost and summer holidays – Open Daily
(Weather permitting – see our homepage)
Groups welcome at all times – Must book in advance!

Animal Park Ticket Prices:
Adult: €8.90
Child (aged 4 – 15): €5.90

10% Discount:
All Austrian Family Passes, group (10 people or more) and visitors with special needs; Wheelchair users and their companion: FREE! (Only some areas are wheelchair accessible!). We accept the NÖ Card and the Wilde Wunder Card (Wild Wonder Card).

Adult Annual Pass: €39.00
Child Annual Pass: €24.00

Climbing Park Ticket Prices:
Child (U9): €12.00
Child (aged 10 – 15): €17.00
Adult (over 16): €23.00

10% Discount:
All Austrian Family Passes, child and youth group (10 people or more) visitors with special needs;
NÖ Card and Wilde Wunder Card are not accepted!

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