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Wisent Welt Wittgenstein, © Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler

Dis­cov­er­ing the European Bison at Rothaarsteig

The Sie­gen-Wit­tgen­stein-mis­sion: I had to find the gentle Gi­ants Faye, Horno, Quelle and Quirly - the very spe­cial an­im­als, who live in the re­gion.

The European bison, better known as the Wisent, has reclaimed its position in the Wittgenstein forests. These mammals roamed this area of Germany, until human intervention lead to their demise.

Today, human intervention created a new area for the wisent to live and thrive in. In 2013, a herd of 8 bisons was released in the Wisent Wildernis at Rothaarsteig. Today, the numbers of bisons in the area is increasing and tourists can take a chance to spot them in the wild. I went for a hike at Rothaarsteig and saw them with my own eyes!

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    Bulle Horno und Jungkuh Quelle in der „Wisent-Wildnis am Rothaarsteig“, © Wisent Welt Wittgenstein
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    Wisent Welt Wittgenstein, © Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler
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    Die Herde der Wisent-Wildnis, © Wisent Welt Wittgenstein
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    Wisent Welt Wittgenstein, © Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler