Panorama-Park offers typical amusement park attractions, like train rides and carousels, along with the sights of a nature park. You’ll see wild animals in a natural habitat, specimens of plants and flowers and many kilometers of walking trails.
Wild Animals, Parades, Carousels, Train Rides, Hedge Maze, Nature Park
OK, then we’ve got Dortmund with a 111 km (70 mi) distance, or 1.5 hours by car. Cologne is about the same distance at 112 km (71 mi) from the park. From Frankfurt am Main it’s 190 km (118 mi) to Kirchhundem and a 2-hour car journey.
How To Get To The Panorama-Park
Both Dortmund and Cologne are the closest major airports that can connect you to Kirchhundem. However, Frankfurt Airport is one of Europe’s largest hubs, so it may be easier — if a bit further — to fly into there.
All these airports connect to Germany’s public transport system (see below).
By Public Transport
From the main Frankfurt train station, it is about two hours to Panorama-Park’s stop at Lennestadt-Altenhundem, with one or two transfers. It is just under two hours from Dortmund and just over two hours from Cologne. Bus number 109 (or R36) from Lennestadt-Altenhundem will take you to Panorama-Park.
From Dortmund or Frankfurt, the Autobahn A45 will connect you to the B54/B55 via exit 18 Olpe (from Dortmund) or exit 19 Kreuz Olpe-Süd (from Frankfurt). Continue towards the B517, then to the B553 and follow it until you reach the roundabout. From there, it is the 2nd exit to L553 Würdinghauser Str. that leads to Rinsecker Str. in Kirchhundem and the Panorama-Park.
From Cologne, it’s the A4 that will take you to the B54.
In case you’re equipped with a navigation system enter Kirchhundem for the city and Rinsecker Straße 100 for the street.
Panorama-Park is open from April until October. Its typical hours are from 10 am through 5 pm, but it stays open an hour later in the peak summer months of July and August.
Live the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur as you make your way through this giant hedge maze. But there’s no worry about monsters here, so enjoy your time in this garden maze.
Wild- und Waldlehrpfad
This exhibit gives you a chance to get up close and personal with the animals who call Panorama-Park home. Feed the animals or just take a photo with them for your lasting memory.
The Fichtenflitzer is a fun sled ride that lets you speed downhill on a twisting and curving 1,600 m route. Both kids and adults will enjoy this family-friendly attraction! :-)
More Panorama-Park Attractions
Animals and natures are the stars of Panorama-Park and there are many opportunities to see and interact with them. From wolves to otters and bison, many different species are on showcase here.
The petting zoo lets kids (and animal-loving adults) reach out and touch these gentle creatures. There’s also an enclosure of rare deer and Luchse (wild cats) to see.
And don’t forget the greener side of this park. With several kilometers of walking trails, gardens and an avenue of rhododendron, Panorama-Park is definitely in touch with the plant world as well.
Panorama-Park has many opportunities for eating and drinking. There are various grill huts throughout the park. Or you can head to Lunch at the Lake for an outdoor venue to enjoy some small snacks.
The park restaurant offers a large menu and outdoor seating during the summer months.
You do know that amusement park prices are ever-changing, don’t ya! That’s why I link directly to the price table on their Web site whenever possible (this time it’s only German, though)…
Panorama-Park Sauerland Wildpark
Rinsecker Straße 100