Today's opening hours: Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p. m. | Gut Aiderbichl Deggendorf: 9:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m. | Gut Aiderbichl Iffeldorf: 9:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.

Henndorf near Salzburg

Witness animal welfare

In the midst of an unspoiled landscape, about 20 km east of Salzburg, there is Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf, the place where in 2001 Michael Aufhauser and Dieter Ehrengruber laid the foundation for their vision and many other farms. Over 500 animals live in and around the main Gut Aiderbichl farm. If you add the animals on the outer farms, about 1,000 rescued animals find a forever-home here on 46.4 hectares.

Two paths lead to the inner courtyard. The driveway avenue, flanked by rare apple trees, is the direct path. If you want to let your dog run free or enjoy walking to the courtyard together with free-roaming dogs, use the romantic dog path just after the entrance. There is a pool at the end of the path where your dog can refresh himself. Please only take dogs that are not in heat and get along with other dogs on this path. Restrooms are located in the courtyard of the estate.

From May to October, you can also use our spacious picnic meadow where you can enjoy a delicious vegetarian or vegan picnic in the midst of our rescued animals. We look forward to your visit.

Opening hours

Monday: Day off (except holidays, vacation periods and "Christmas and Easter at Gut Aiderbichl")

Tuesday: Day off (except holidays, vacation periods and "Christmas and Easter at Gut Aiderbichl")

Wednesday: 09:00 - 18:00

Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00

Friday: 09:00 - 18:00

Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00

Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00


Our admission prices

Adults € 12,50
Children (4 to 14 years)€ 7,50
Toddlers (up to 4 years)free entry
Persons with a handicap (with appropriate identification)€ 7,50
Teenagers (15-19 years)€ 11,00
Seniors/students/civil servants (with appropriate ID)€ 11,00
Gran Tour, (approx. 2 hours), by appointment only
Adults € 49,00
Children (4 to 14 years)€ 39,00
Group price, (group registrations/special rates at
from 16 persons € 10,50
Group annual pass, (holders of a group annual pass plus a maximum of four people receive free admission to our meeting farms)
Price € 60,00

- Guided tours of the estate take place every hour on the hour (first tour at 10:00 a.m. and last tour at 5:00 p.m., duration approx. 30 to 40 min, are included in the admission price)

- Free film screenings

- Dogs are welcome as visitors, please leash

- Our large dog run trail is available daily from 11:00 am free of charge

- For our handicapped visitors we can provide a wheelchair if required

- Our toilets are of course barrier-free.

Holders of the "Gut Aiderbichl Sponsor Card" have free admission with their companions. Find out more at

Offers and attractions

Animal Visitor Centre Henndorf near Salzburg


Our insider tip!

Use the border crossings Freilassing, Wals (small Walserberg) or Großgmain to avoid border waiting times!

By car

Berg 20 - 5302 Henndorf am Wallersee - Phone: +43 (662) 62 53 95.

Gut Aiderbichl has large parking spaces. In hot weather, please do not leave your dog in the car. Your four-legged friend is welcome to accompany you on your visit, even without a leash on the beautifully designed dog path.

E-charging stations
In the parking lot of Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf there are 6 charging stations for electric cars (2 of them are fast charging stations).

Standard charging station € 9,-
Fast charging station € 14,-
To be paid at the cash desk in the entrance area

Go to Google Maps
Coming from Vienna

You leave the freeway at the exit "Thalgau". Attention: Do not drive in the direction of Thalgau, but in the direction of Henndorf (on the left). Shortly before Henndorf, you will see signs on the right-hand side, including Gut Aiderbichl. Follow these signs up to the estate.

Coming from Munich

Motorway direction Vienna, exit "Wallersee". After reaching the roundabout in Eugendorf (directly after the motorway exit Wallersee), turn right in the direction of Henndorf. Right at the beginning of Henndorf, there are some signposts to the right. At the top there is a large sign: Gut Aiderbichl. At the next notable opportunity to turn left, you will again see a signpost clearly highlighting the Animal Visitor Centre. From now on, the way to the estate is signposted.

Coming from the direction of Strasswalchen/ Neumarkt

The best way to find the Animal Visitor Centre is to drive through Henndorf to the end of the village in the direction of Eugendorf. At the end of the village, you will see signs pointing to the left. At the top you will see a sign: Gut Aiderbichl. At the next notable opportunity to turn left, you will again see a signpost clearly pointing to the estate. From now on, the way to the Animal Visitor Centre is signposted.

By public transport

With the regional bus to Gut Aiderbichl: The regional bus line 130 (Salzburg - Friedburg) takes you daily, also on weekends, from Salzburg main station to the Gersbach stop. From there, a shuttle will take you directly to Gut Aiderbichl!

Please call our free hotline 0800 56 76 373 to be taken directly to Gut Aiderbichl from the Gersbach bus stop by shuttle service (price per person 3€). Please note that if more than 7 people are to be picked up, advance booking of at least one day in advance is required.

Shuttle service return trip from Gut Aiderbichl to connect with the regular service stop Gersbach on weekdays at 3 and 5 pm, on Sundays and holidays at 2 and 4 pm (price per person 3€).


To the timetable

Even if we've succeeded in protecting animals from us, we have achieved nothing. It's only when we succeed in no longer having to protect them that we will achieve our goal.
Then, we will have changed something: US!
(Michael Aufhauser)

Things to know

about the Animal Visitor Centre Henndorf near Salzburg


If you would like to combine your stay at Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf with an overnight stay, you will find a selection of accommodation establishments in the vicinity here.

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During regular opening hours, our gastronomy will be happy to spoil you with changing seasonal dishes, desserts and drinks. Of course, all dishes are vegetarian or vegan. Enjoy your break in our cozy interior or on the sun terrace of our Animal Visitor Centre.

Our animal visitors

Dogs are welcome as visitors, but only on the leash. Our dog run meadow is at your disposal free of charge

For companies

For companies and associations we are not only a popular destination, but also a worldwide unique place for product presentations, company celebrations and anniversaries, Christmas parties, birthdays and much more.

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For lovers

We offer a very special opportunity for lovers: Getting married at Gut Aiderbichl in the midst of all our rescued animals.

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Would you like to expand your knowledge about animals?

Would you like to get close to our rescued animals? Would you like to expand your knowledge about them? Or simply experience an exclusive day at Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf? Then the Gut Aiderbichl Academy offers are just the thing! You can find all workshops and courses in the

Knowledge Transfer - Courses

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