Steinwasen Park combines the fun adventure of a theme park with its roller coasters, water rides and 3D virtual experiences with the simplicity of a wildlife refuge. Here you can be cruising down a water slide river rapids ride while catching a glimpse of a lynx or wildcat.
Steinwasen Park opens its doors in late March and closes them in early November. The typical hours are from 9 am to 6 pm in high season, and 10 am to 5 pm in the low season.
Wild Animals, Roller Coasters, Water Rides, Train Rides, 3D Simulation, Restaurants
The Steinwasen Park is located in the mystic Black Forest, in the town of Oberried. Freiburg im Breisgau is the closest larger German city, being a mere 20km or 20 minutes from the park.
Basel, Switzerland is perhaps the closest major European city at a distance of 87.4 km (54 mi) and a one hour journey by car. Strasbourg, France is also not too far at 109 km (68 mi), or 1.5 hours by car. And Stuttgart is just over a two hour car ride at 188 km (117 mi).
How To Get To The Steinwasen Park
None of the big international airports are less than one hour driving time from Steinwasen Park. Basel, Switzerland’s airport is probably the closest, and there is the possibility to transfer by rail. (No train runs direct, so be sure to plan your route and note any train changes.)
From the A5, take exit 62 to connect to the B31a. The B31a will connect to the L126 (Oberried) which leads right to Steinwasen Park.
By Public Transport
The trains to Steinwasen Park stop at the station for Oberried (Breisgau) / train stop St. Wilhem Steinwasen. You can get exact details for your journey at the Web site of the NVBW, the public transport service of Baden-Württemberg (click on the English flag in the upper right). It may require several train changes before you reach the park, so plan accordingly!
Steinwasen Park Prices
Although quite moderate, this park’s prices are as well ever-changing! So please find the most current prices on its Web site at…
Steinwasen Park Highlights
This ride is part water ride, part dizzying heights climb. As you get inside the small raft, you are lifted 19 m (62 ft) in the air until you reach the top of a long water slide. The machine then transfers you to the river rapids, where you twist, turn and splash your way down.
Bob Sled Run
This attraction also combines two of the park’s greatest attributes – a fun, adrenaline-filled ride with the beauty of a nature park. As you fly down the mountain in your bobsled, you’ll be treated to lovely views of the wild animal enclosures.
One thing that sets apart Steinwasen Park from others is that it also includes a nature reserve with many wild animals. There are over twenty species, like reindeer, lynx, red deer, wild boar, ibex, raccoons, fallow deer, European mouflon wild sheep and chamois goats.
More Steinwasen Park Attractions
Sit back and relax as you cruise along on the Black Forest Train. The highlights of this train journey include a view of the wildcats and passing through the stalactite-filled cave of Haselbach and other lovely sites until at the very end when you are thrown out of a volcano.
There’s the rope bridge, which dangles and swings you in the air at a height of 30 m (98 ft) over the valley below. If you can stop jumping and twisting on the bridge long enough, you’ll be treated to views of the wildlife park.
For something a bit closer to earth, but still filled with fantasy, head over to the Myth of Mummelsee. Every twenty minutes, you’ll hear the legend of the mermaids at different points in the lake.
The Steinwasenstube offers year-round dining and cuisine from the Black Forest.
In the summer, a large sundeck is the perfect place for a meal with its lovely views of the surrounding vistas. But if you don’t have the time for a sit-down menu place, then try the bistro at the park entrance, or any of the snack kiosks located throughout the park.