WildtierPark Edersee

Fairy-Tale Road

Species native (and often those that have been reintroduced) to the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park, including wolves, red deer, eagle owls, lynx, bison, wildcats, ibex and mouflon, can be seen up close at this 80-acre wildlife park on the northeastern corner of the lake in Edertal. An adventure playground, a petting zoo, an educational exhibition and an on-site restaurant make it a great bet for families.

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