Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are not allowed in the park! Shepherds are one of the natural predators of Barbary macaques, the monkeys would respond highly aggressive to the presence of a dog. This is why, even small dogs cannot be taken into the park, even if they are carried in a bag.
In front of the entrance, there is a beergarden. Usually dog owners wait here with their furry friend, as long as the rest of the family enters the park.
Will I see monkeys if it rains?
Yes, Affenberg Salem is open in all weathers. On rainy days, we recommend weatherproof clothing (umbrella, rain jacket and waterproof shoes). The animals are as active on rainy days, as they are when the sun shines. Well worth a visit even in rainy weather!
Is the park open on all holidays?
Yes, during the season we are open 7 days a week, even on ALL Sundays and holidays!
Is Affenberg suitable for wheelchairs?
The park is fully accessible by wheelchair. However, there is a steep slope, which is why a strong accompanying person is needed to push the wheelchair. Wheelchair accessible toilets and parking facilities are available.
Is a preregistration for groups required?
No, even large groups do not need to preregister when visiting the park or the self-service restaurant.
Can I pay by card?
Yes, EC payment is possible at the cash desk, as well as the self-service restaurant and the souvenir shop.
Can I borrow handcarts or wheelchairs?
Unfortunately, we do not rent handcarts, wheelchairs or other objects. Of course you may bring handcarts and wheelchairs yourself.
How long is the circuit?
The entire trail is between 1.2km and 1.5km. The way from the cash desk to the monkey enclosure is 300m. The circuit in the monkey enclosure is 600m. You can walk the circuit as often as you want. In the park, there are many benches, where you can rest.
How long will it take?
Usually visitors spend about 2 hours in the park, before visiting the exhibition, playground, restaurant and shop.
Is there a restaurant?
Yes. Affenberg-Schenke is a self-service restaurant with a large beer garden and adventure playground.
Which street do I have to enter in my navigation system?
88682 Salem “Mendlishausen” or “Mendlishauser Hof”. New devices also find “Affenberg Salem”.
Are there enoung parking spaces?
Yes, there is a large free parking area available.
What should be considered when visiting with children or prams?
Behavioural rules are given to each visitor before entering the monkey enclosure. Everyone must keep at least one-meter safety distance to monkeys. In the monkey enclosure children under the age of six must walk with an adult, holding hands if possible. Bins of strollers must not contain any loose items. Therefore, before entering the monkey enclosure everything must be stowed in bags and rucksacks.
Can I barbecue in the park?
No, barbecuing is not allowed on our premises! There are plenty of picnic areas onsite and several benches in the park, as well as grassy areas nearby to the Adventure Playground. The beer garden of our self-service restaurant offers a selection of simple dishes, drinks, ice cream, coffee and cake.
Can I order tickets online?
Yes. Tickets can be ordered online.
Is it ok for pregnant women to visit?
Yes, we have many pregnant visitors and families with small children. Our Barbary macaques are peaceful. When keeping a safety distance of one meter between yourself and the animals, you don´t need to worry. Furthermore, the monkeys’ health is monitored and no diseases are transmitted from our Barbary macaques to visitors.
Is there a family ticket?
No, a family ticket is not available.