A great hike on a pretty day is the FREE Kaiserslautern Wildpark, across from the Quack restaurant, near the Volkspark.
There’s a little parking lot. It’s good to get there early, before the crowds.
Hiking trails meander all through the forest, under the train tunnel. We easily did a 3-mi hike in under 2 hours, stopping to see the animals and pet the deer.
There’s a little water fountain that is perfect to wash hands afterwards.
The first enclosure has deer and goats.
The goats were curious, but didn’t come close to the fence.
This one deer trotted right over to check us out and get petted.
Our favorites were the baby pigs!
There are also cows.
This fluffy Highland cow kept rubbing his face on the fence to be petted.
And there are several horses.
The two lynxes were sleeping, but we could see them in the bushes.
There’s a great viewing platform to view the bison.
There are benches and picnic tables all along the paths. It’s a great place for a picnic. We saw lots of families and couples enjoying the warm sunny weather. Some even had mountain bikes on the trails.
We enjoyed walking and listening to the birds and seeing the animals. I can’t believe it’s FREE and there’s not even a donation box that I saw.