Here, they are not hiding: In the Wildcat Village Hütscheroda, everybody can catch more than a glimpse of the shy wildcat. In the woodland next door, however, they are hunting, climbing and fighting in much more secretive ways.
The Wildcat Village is right at the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage site Hainich National Park Hainich. Visitors can get to know the shy animals in the Wildcat Enclosure, the information centre Wildcat Barn and from the look-out Hainichblick.The wildcat, being a rare species with high demands on its habitat, epitomises the much needed linking of habitats and is representative for many endangered species of animals and plants.
The "Wildkatzendorf" is a project of the Wildtierland Hainich gGmbH, a body of the BUND Regional Association Thuringia, the municipality Hörselberg-Hainich, the association of administrations Mihla and the Gesellschaft zur Entwicklung des Nationalparks Hainich e.V. (Association for the Development of Hainich National Park).
1 April to 31 October
open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1 November to 31 March
open on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During the Thuringian school holidays in this period we are also open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(closed on 24 December and 31 December)
For more information go to www.wildkatzendorf.de