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“Worth a visit if you're in the area”

NaturoparC - Hunawihr
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Hunawihr
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Open from March 24th. to Novembre 4th. 2018 More details on our website Since its opening in 1976, NaturOparC is involved in the conservation of local threatened species... Listen to the free white storks colony, dive with the european otters underwater, discover the common Hamster... Many animals you couls approach during a pleasant stroll around a 5ha wildlife park in the heart of the alsacian vineyard... Do not miss the swimming and fishing techniques shown by the aquatic animals in a transparent pool each afternoon ! Throughout the walk enjoy many other facilities as the aquatic-tunnel, the fresh-water aquariums and its tactil'pool, the labyrinth of the 5 senses the 7m high observatory and many aquatic species living in the park...
Reviewed September 26, 2013

The principal activity of this place is to get storks back into the Alsatian villages by breeding them and then suppressing their migratory instincts (as the great majority of migrating birds get killed). The more controversial reintroduction of otters seems to be on hold. Presumably to make money to support this activity, the park has been opened up to visitors as an "attraction", and other animals have been added, as well as a show of the fishing methods of various birds and mammals. The storks are worth seeing, and the show is interesting, although we were dubious about the ethics of keeping a large Californian Sea-Lion in a small enclosure and pool. The rest all seems a bit tatty and slightly run down

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Interesting park, great for kids and interesting for the parents. Have never seen a stork so close until visiting the park. Hands-on, informative exhibits, fun for the entire family.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

There is a lot of information available about the white storks but even if you don't want to read all of it the park is an outstanding experience. I visited the park with my wife and 4 and 2 years old children. There were many birds and other animals to watch, not just the white storks. You can watch the newborns to be fed and if you are extremely lucky, maybe watch them to born.

We spent about two hours in the park and our children ran and watched everything with a great enthusiast. Except the animals, there also is activities like labyrinth, watch towers and tunnels, activity path etc. There are many toilets and a restaurant/cafeteria inside the park. The paths are gravel but we still able to use our strollers. Free parking.

Thank Konsta O
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

We went here today and really enjoyed it. There are storks everywhere, and they have several spots where you can get really close to the nests to take pictures. They also have the Grand Hamster of Alsace, which is a giant hamster that is endangered in that area. It was fun to watch them. Know, though, that the otter and hamster section is closed from 12:30 to 1:30.

The cafe is minimal. They have lots of kinds of drinks (including a local beer that my husband said was really good) but the food is pretty much gas station food. They do have a tarte flambee, but it's only served from 12-2, and we were there at the wrong time.

2  Thank Kbochick
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We were really impressed by this place. It says it has been open for many years but it all looks very new, clean and spacious. There are no cages and it is lovely to see all the animals. The show was good, even though it was only in French. My kids also really loved the playground. The lookouts looked right into the nest and allowed great viewing. The otters had a large area to roam too, although were easily visible. I highly recommend this place for a couple of hours. I is much better value than the butterfly place which is the same price.

2  Thank brisbane_familyof5
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