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“Don't be fooled, but worth the price”

Affenberg - Monkey Hill
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Don't be fooled by the leaflets from this place. They don't clearly or at all I believe show a price. You can't see the main attraction without paying. But for and adult it was 8€ which was fair. If you intend to visit allow enough time maybe about 2-3hrs. The storks were very cool to see and there are loads. The stork feeding is fairly anticlimactic and was in German. The primate feeding part is great though! I'm 18 and still enjoyed it my younger self would have found it crazy to be so close to little monkeys. They are gentle and safe the are loads of guides to help if anything we to happen.

Just a strange mix of animals to be honest but younger kids would enjoy it even more than me.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Great place to visit. Seeing Crane nests on the rooftops, and feeding and watching monkeys in Germany was awesome. This place is actually located near Bodensee or Lake Constance in Germany, near the Swiss and Austrian Border, not in Northern Germany, where the tripadvisor map shows it.

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Reviewed March 10, 2012

This was a terrific visit - up close and person with the macaques, which are their main attraction. You get a handful of popcorn when you enter their spacious enclosure and you may share it with them when they are seated on the wooden rails. They seem happy, well-adjusted, playful, and protected. In addition, there are storks, deer, and a pond. We were there for a couple of hours and enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Reviewed December 11, 2011

Open air research center and refuge for Barbary Macaques Apes. As part of the entry fee, visitors are given a quick safety lecture and access to a handful of popcorn to feed the small apes that wander in the huge (50 acres plus?), wooded, fenced enclosure. The apes are well-behaved and sit on large, wooden rails waiting for a handout. They love the popcorn, and each one has a distinct personality. Staff members wander the enclosure and are available to answer questions about their research and findings. Visitors follow a circular route through the woods. Be sure to save some popcorn for the monkeys further along the path! We enjoyed it so much that we went around a second time! Plan 1 1/2 to 2 hours for one trip through the enclosure to completely enjoy the experience. The center has several rooftop stork nests, and we also saw a charming duck family. There is a gift shop, restaurant, picnic area, and playground.

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Reviewed August 24, 2011

This was a great fun! We arrived morning and there were already lots of cars but the park is large so the people didn't bother us. What was amazing right from the starts were those hundreds of storks on the field, in the sky and many of them nesting on the roofs. We spent time before the entrance photographing them. When you enter you may see feeding of storks on your left at specific times (we saw the feeding even though it was between the times). You walk around a lake full of fish towards the monkey hill. You get a brief instruction at the gates and about 30 m further you get a handful of free popcorn to feed the funny monkies. They already wait for their treat along the path. You have to give them one buy one on an open palm. There are also feeding times but we didn't wait. The loop is not too big but enough to enjoy them. When we finished we headed right around the lake out of the park, passing deers and frog pond. Very nice place for all ages, as mentioned before.

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