Virtual tour

European Bison

The European Bison is the closest relative of the North-American Bison (Bison Bison). Its habitat comprised mixed deciduous forests with clearings. Almost extinct in German-speaking countries since the 16th century. From 1935 to 1944 wisents were kept in a huge preserve situated in the Southwest of lake Werbellinsee. Diet: Leaves, twigs and bark of trees and bushes. They are ruminants. Wisents are very active in the morning and in the evening. Reaching a maximum weight of 1,200 kg (189 st), the wisent is the heaviest land mammal in Europe. Gestation period: 9 months. Lifespan: approx. 27 years.

Ticket prices

Adults: 9,00 €
Reduced admission: € 6,50 €

Annual Pass Adults: 50,00 €
Annual Pass reduced admission: 30,00 €

Guided Tours: € 30.00
Group discount for 10 or more people
Children under 4 are admitted free



Wildpark Schorfheide
Prenzlauer Straße 16
16244 Schorfheide OT Groß Schönebeck

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Phone: 033393-65855

Opening Hours

  • Open daily from 9 am to 7 pm
  • The entrance gate closes at 5 pm


  • Mothers’ and babies’ room

  • Restrooms for people with disabilities

  • Handcart rental

  • Umbrellas and rain ponchos for sale