Wildlife Enclosure Loop is a 9.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Neuschönau, Bayern, Germany that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.8 km
241 m

dogs on leash


nature trips



The map here includes the walk up to the top of the Baumwipfel. There is a parking place between the the Lusen Tierfreigelände (Lusen Animal Enclosures) and the Baumwipfelpfad (Treetop Path). However, there is another parking lot in Altschönau near the Tierfreigelände which is cheaper and in the shade. From here there is an easy access to the Animal Enclosures. There is no cost to walk through the paths of the Animal Enclosures. There is a charge to go on the Treetop Path. If you have a Kurkarte that shows that you paid the daily tourist tax, you can ge a discount. Both walks are very enjoyable. The animal enclosures offer natural enviroments for the animals. With patience and maybe binoculars you should be able to see most of them. The view at the top of the Treetop Path is worth the effort to go to the top. You will see the surrounding mountains and forest. The path itself offers some insights and surprises.

3 months ago

This is a very nice way to spend the day in the Bavarian Forest. Both the Animal Enclosure and the Treetop Path are highlights when visiting the area. The Treetop Path is wheelchair accessible as are the paths of the enclosure.