Our whole family enjoyed a visit to Monkey Mountain, La Montagne des Singes.
This zoo is about 45 minutes from Strasbourg, so it’s a perfect side trip.
More than 200 Barbary macaques roam free in 60 acres of beautiful forest.
- The visit lasts approximately one hour
- The path is 800 meters long
- No pets are allowed in the park
- Popcorn given at the entrance is the only food allowed in the park
- Feeding talks are about every 45 minutes
The guide at the entrance opens the gate and scoops out about a handful of popcorn for each group. There are guides posted around the park to ensure safety of both the humans and monkeys.
The boys were a bit nervous at first.
The kids enjoyed feeding the monkeys.
Only 1 piece of popcorn in a flat, outstretched palm.
The monkeys interested in eating perched on the fences and benches.
I felt like I was in my very own National Geographic special – up close with all these gorgeous monkeys!
I love how the babies get piggyback rides.
There’s a lookout point on a hill that gives a nice view of much of the park.
This little guy was all by himself, playing on the logs at the base of this tree.
These acrobatic monkeys romped on the ropes and tree. One fell in the water and looked mighty embarrassed.
These “teenage” monkeys displayed by shaking this sign and screaming.
I made sure everyone had fed the monkeys plenty before I had my turn. They’re very quick and gentle with soft fingers.
This was a memorable trip. The kids all loved seeing the monkeys up close and feeding them!
Opening times 2016:
Open every day from 19 March to 6 November. Also open on the 11, 12 and 13 November.
March*, April: 10.00-12.00 / 13.00-17.00
May, June: 10.00-12.00 / 13.00-18.00
1st July – July 10: 10.00 to 18.00
July 11 to August 23: 9.30 to 18.00
August 24 to Aug 31: 10:00 to 18.00
September: 10.00-12.00 / 13.00-18.00
October, November**: 10.00-12.00 / 13.00-17.00
* from the 19 March
** only from the 1 to 6 and on the 11, 12, and 13 November
On Sundays and Bank holidays, the park is open without a break at lunchtime.
Last entrance: ½ hour before the park closes
Adults 9,00 €
Children (5 to 14 years old) Free
Monkey Mountain is about 2.5 hours from Ramstein and 3.5 hours from Spangdahlem.
See our entire Black Forest Weekend Itinerary.