Düsseldorf city forest

Düsseldorf’s city forest provides an important local recreation area and a number of biotopes with a wide diversity of fauna and flora in an area of 2,180 ha. There are 20 playgrounds in the forest, forest paths, horse riding and walking paths, Grafenberg Wildpark and the Waldschule offer a wide variety of opportunities for leisure activity.

Grafenberg Wildpark

Grafenberg Wildpark is in a quiet, beautiful location in the Grafenberg woodlands. Indigenous species of animal such as red, fallow and mouflon deer and wild boar live in large, naturally designed deer parks. There is also a special enclosure for wild predators such as foxes, wild cats, racoons, and stoats. A natural pond and an apiary round off this tour of Germany’s animal wildlife.

Düsseldorf’s parks and gardens

Extensive parks and gardens form a green axis right through the middle of Düsseldorf, starting in the North Park with its Japanese Garden, continuing through the Rhine Park and Hofgarten, through the South Park and ending at the Fleher Wäldchen. Apart from the green axis that starts and ends at the Rhine, there are several other well-frequented parks and gardens, such as the gardens on the former zoo grounds, or the East Park in Grafenberg, which is very popular for its rhododendrons. You are certain to find a park near you on the city map with parks and gardens.

Löbbecke Museum Aquazoo

Experience a fascinating combination of natural history museum and zoo with 450 species on 6,800 square metres at Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum.

Areas of outstanding natural beauty

Meadows, wetlands and forest marshes – if you’d really like to find out about fauna and flora, why not visit one of our ten areas of outstanding natural beauty:

  • Urdenbach fields (meadowlands, fields with fruit trees)

  • Rotthausen Bachtal (hedges, ponds, reeds)

  • Eller forest (oldest area of outstanding natural beauty, marsh forest, wetlands)

  • Hubbelrath Bachtal (wetlands, reeds, forest marshes)

  • Benrath Schlosspark woods (residential woods)

  • Himmelgeist Rheinbogen (watercourse flora, pollard trees)

  • Pille Bachtal (spring biotopes, wetland biotopes)

  • Rahm Benden (former lower moor area)

  • Ratinger Weg (bluff at former brickworks)

  • Dreiecksweiher/Elb lake (wetland biotope)

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