On the Affenberg (“Monkey Mountain”), you can see monkeys running about free in nature. Visitors aren’t seperated from the animals by cages or glass. As you take the group tour with a professional guide you will learn a lot about the monkeys and get to observe the Japanese macaques. A special attraction for visitors are the swimming monkeys with the two ponds where they can even dive after feeding time, cool off when it’s hot or just play. The guided tours take about 40 to 50 minutes.

The words ‘monkey therapy’ will have a completely different meaning for you after a visit to this place. Landskron was established to provide a natural habitat for the macaque monkeys where they can roam as freely as in the wild. They are accustomed to people, so you can really feel that you are part of their daily playground routine, which is to make them relaxed, unless you decide to have a private tour and feed them, which is when you will become their favourite target, albeit in a very fun way (however, do not look the monkeys directly in the eyes, as they feel threatened by this). ‘No monkey business allowed here’ could be a short strapline for this amazing place, which will leave you smiling for hours. It is a really satisfying way to spend a couple of hours, just watching this amazing creatures acting and playing out in their own private backyard.


Laura de Monte
Region Villach Tourismus GmbH
T: +43 /(0)4242/42 000-53


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