Vision and goals

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


Home of rescued animals

Gut Aiderbichl has been working for animals for over 20 years. This Institution is essential for animal welfare throughout Europe. More than 6,000 rescued animals live on our animal homes in 6 european countries, rescued from diverse situations. We guarantee all animals a safe and secure home until the natural end of its life. Currently, 35 different species of animals live on our farms. The animal keepers care for them 365 days a year.

Gut Aiderbichl sees itself as a meeting place for humans and animals. On our publicly accessible estates in Henndorf near Salzburg, Iffeldorf near Munich and Deggendorf near Passau, you can enjoy nature and tranquility, in the midst of our free-roaming animals. Get to know our llamas, cattle, goats, peacocks, dromedaries, pot-bellied pigs, raccoons and many other animals. Take a walk together with our donkeys or watch our pigs taking their nap. In every corner you will meet a very special animal with his own personal story.

Animals' welfare is our highest priority. Thanks to the support of our donors and sponsors we are able to rescue animals every day and provide them with the best possible care. Animals are our life - for over 20 years.


Animals are our life

  • Animal protection is also human protection

Gut Aiderbichl's motto is quite clear: "We love animals!" Gut Aiderbichl is the vision of a world in which all living beings live together in absolute harmony. The prerequisite for this vision would be a humanity that unites humans, animals and nature. Ultimately, it is not the animals, but the people who benefit most from Gut Aiderbichl, because it leads them back to their true humanity and teaches them to go through the world with an open heart and to meet each other.

  • Exemplary attitude

All rescued animals living on the Aiderbichl animal homes and Animal Visitor Centres have the right to stay at Gut Aiderbichl until the natural end of their lives and to experience the best animal and species-appropriate husbandry. The stables are planned and built according to the needs of our animals. Perception, sufficient space, balanced feed, sun, light, the best medical care, exercise, love, affection and much more are important to us.

  • Competence

Gut Aiderbichl has already helped many animals in great need and has a large team of trained animal caretakers, equine and agricultural staff and specialists. The corresponding logistics are also available. We are on duty for our animals around the clock, 365 days a year.

  • Sustainability

Our visions include the permanent preservation of what has been created so far, but also the establishment of new capacities for animals in need. This also includes a competence centre where veterinarians, scientists, animal owners and interested parties can learn more. Such a place was created with the Gut Aiderbichl Academy. There, the knowledge that Gut Aiderbichl has acquired over the last 20 years is passed on to people.

  • Values

Values such as helpfulness, compassion and humanity have often been lost in today's world. This makes it more and more important to stand up against this. Dealing with animals that are completely at the mercy of humans, we can develop and show heart.

  • Clarification / Visualisation

Gut Aiderbichl lets many millions of people participate in the back story of our animals through publications. We use many channels for this: our homepage, the Gut Aiderbichl magazine, social media such as Youtube, Facebook and Instagram, but also print media and television. We explain backgrounds and provide knowledge and insights. We do this on our three visitable estates as part of our free estate tours and exhibitions. In this way, guests are encouraged to think and rethink.

  • Species protection

For several years now, Gut Aiderbichl has maintained close relationships with Institutions that are committed to species conservation on other continents. Based on our hands-on work, we see a great opportunity to do urgently needed work in these countries as well. However, we are equally committed to the preservation of endangered domestic animal breeds. These are, for example, the Tux-Zillertaler cattle, the Noriker horses, the Zackel sheep, the Kune Kune pigs or the Austro-Hungarian baroque donkeys.

  • I'm a sponsor of Gut Aiderbichl!

With our many rescued animals, we have taken on a very big financial responsibility. Rescuing and keeping animals also means having the financial means to give them a home for life. The support of our members and symbolic sponsors forms the basis of Gut Aiderbichl. The charitable Gut Aiderbichl foundations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland are entirely dependent on donations, gifts and bequests. With a solid financial basis, we can maintain our foundation farms and expand them. Thank you for your support - every euro counts for animals in need.

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