Want to spend some time outdoors? Grafenberger Wald & Wildpark Düsseldorf are just a short hop from the city center, but feel like they’re worlds away. Let’s go explore:
Start out by meeting some furry new friends at Wildpark Düsseldorf, a large nature park located within Grafenberger Wald. It’s home to deer, rams and birds to name just a few. Entry is free and feeding is allowed in moderation for some animals, just look for the signs in the park which provide more info.
For families, the Waldschule (nature school) is a great stop with plenty of activities for kids.
TAKE A HIKE AT GRAFENBERGER WALD
Once you enter this lush forest, it’s easy to forget that you’re just a few minutes from the city center.
The rolling terrain is full of well groomed hiking trails that twist and turn through the dense foliage. Keep an eye out as you explore – spotting birds and other wildlife is quite common.
Along the paths, you’ll also find a variety of fitness and parkour equipment including pull up bars, rowing machines and stationary bicycles, making this park a perfect place to workout outdoors. If you’re looking for relaxation, benches and picnic pavilions are also located at various points in the forest.
At the end of your hike, reward yourself with a stop at Schöne Aussicht, an overlook with this spectacular panoramic view of the city skyline.
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