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The Deer Park

South of the Aarhus city, in the Thors woods which are part of the larger Marselisborg-Moesgaard forest, lies the Deer Park. The area houses a wonderful population of sika and fallow deer which you can get really close-up to. The wild boars live in their own enclosure.


In the Deer Park there are plenty benches and table-and-bench sets, so feel free to bring along a picnic basket for a pleasant lunch or a snack in the wonderful surroundings.

Guidelines for public access to the park

Please show care when in the Deer Park. The animals are easy to find between the trees and on the hills as you walk. And you can get up close to the fallow deer and stags and scratch them behind the ear. In the past, you were allowed to feed the animals, but it's best to feed them only what the zoo provides. Follow the instructions given by the park regarding feeding and handling the animals.

Show care for the animals

You are not allowed to bring dogs, cycle, jog, or go orienteering, or gather chestnuts and acorn from the ground as the deer feed on these. Leave the Deer Park the way you would like to find it and walk quietly; it will give you a much bigger experience.

Opening hours

The Deer Park is open from 8 am until sunset, and admission is free. At night the animals require peace and quiet in order to rest undisturbed.

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