Affenberg Salem

Salem, Germany

Visiting fallow deer, storks and the monkey gang

For 40 years, Salem on Lake Constance has been home to Germany’s biggest and most attractive open-air monkey enclosure. More than 200 playful Barbary macaques roam free in a 20-hectare Stretch of woodland. The special park concept offers these animals, originally from the mountainous regions in Morocco and Algeria, to enjoy a life in a near-natural environment and, thanks to the very similar climate, the monkeys can stay out all year round.

The Barbary macaques share the idyllic site around the pond, populated by numerous water birds and carp, with an impressive, free-flying nesting colony of white storks and a herd of graceful fallow deer. Instead of numerous different animals in a small space, Affenberg Salem has only a few species which enjoy the best possible living conditions. Visitors can see the animals up close without being separated by fences or ditches.

Extensive information is provided on numerous display boards, in the interactive monkey review, during supervised feeding (see below for times) and the film presentation. Outside the enclosure, the cosy tavern and the large adventure play area encourage visitors to stay a little longer. Trails suitable for prams and wheelchairs, disabled-accessible toilets and the large, free car park complete the offer.


Affenberg employees feed the animals at specific times and provide visitors with a lot of interesting facts about their protégés.


18th March - 5th November

10:20 am, 11 am, 11:40 am, 12:20 am,

1 pm, 1:40 pm, 2:20 pm, 3:10 pm, 4 pm

and 5 pm


18th March - 29th April and

11th Sept. - 5th Nov. 2 pm

30th April - 10th Sept. 11 am, 4:45 pm

Fallow deer

18th March - 5th November 4:15 pm

Pictures & Videos

Current weather The German shore of Lake Constance

amount of rainfall
5.8 l/m²
hours of sunshine
0h 30min
the day after tomorrow

Recommended seasons


Opening hours

16th March until 27th October 2019
daily from 9am to 6pm

28.October until 03.November 2019 
daily from 9 am to 5 pm

(last admission ½ hours before closing)

Feeding times 2019: 

16th March to 03rd November:
10:20 am, 11:00 am, 11:40 am, 12:20 am, 1:00 pm, 1:40 pm, 2:20 pm, 3:10 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm

16th March to 11th April and 11th September to 3rd November: 2 am
12th April to 10th September: 11:00 am, 4:45 pm

fallow deer
16th March to 03rd November: 4:15 pm

Recommended time
120 Minutes

Free entrance with the BodenseeErlebniskarte SUMMER for Landratten and Seebären.

Reduced entrance with the BodenseeErlebniskarte SUMMER for Sparfüchse.

Contact address