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Family travels: an afternoon at the Langenberg animal park

If you don’t know where to bring your children this fall, I recommend the animal park in Langnau in Albis. It is beautiful with all the fall leaves!


Ellks in the Langenberg park

Elks in the Langenberg park

It was founded in December 1869 by the forest superintendent, Carl Anton Ludwig von Orelli. At the age of 61, he founded the oldest zoo in Switzerland. He lived in a house in the park.

Carl Anton Ludwig von Orelli - Langenberg animal park

Carl Anton Ludwig von Orelli - Langenberg animal park

The first animal in the park was the deer. Since more animals can be seen in the 80 hectares of land: wolves, bears, foxes, boars, bisons, Przewalski horses, jackrabbits, elks and much more.

Deers in the Langenberg park

Deers in the Langenberg park


The park was renovated in the fall last year with a new bridge crossing the Albistrasse road, a brand new playground, many new cages and exhibits.

Bear in the Langenberg park

Bear in the Langenberg park

There is a nice carousel, three playgrounds and a cafeteria. When the weather is nice especially in the summer, they grill sausages outside.


Langenberg park in the fall - fall leaves

Langenberg park in the fall - fall leaves

Address: Albistrasse 4 in Langnau am Albis

Parking ticket is good for 24 hours and costs 5 CHF.

The entrance to the park is free.


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