It’s not often you have miniature pigs as a welcoming committee - but you certainly do here at Gut Aiderbichl! This country estate in Henndorf near Salzburg is a paradise for animal fans, as it is for the more than 1,000 rescue animals that live there.
Gut Aiderbichl helps animals in need - whether because they were intended for slaughter, neglected, abandoned, or simply couldn’t survive in the wild. At the main farm and a number of outlying enclosures, more than 1,000 rescued animals enjoy their simple, re-found happiness. Michael Aufhauser and his team have an important mission: to promote understanding for those, especially animals, who are weaker than us.
Visit Gut Aiderbichl!
From Greek donkeys to ponies and rabbits. Visitors can see for themselves just how happy the people and animals here at Gut Aiderbichl feel amid its pristine countryside. During a free 45-minute tour offered at the top of every hour, you will be able to explore all of the grounds. And in summer, you can ride “Biggy” - a miniature train - to the outlying pens. By arrangement, special 2-hour tours are also possible.
Advent is a very special time at Gut Aiderbichl! At the Christmas market, you will be able to find great gift ideas, or become creative yourself and make something truly unique. One highlight for the children is a big living Nativity scene. At Easter time, visitors aren’t only greeted by a whole array of newborn animals, but also by an Easter market: with hand-painted Easter eggs, the opportunity to bind “Palm Wreaths” and insights into egg production.
How to get to Gut Aiderbichl in Henndorf
Gut Aiderbichl is a year-round, family-friendly excursion destination close to Salzburg. It is located in Henndorf am Wallersee, just 20 km from the city. Driving here from Salzburg, take the “Wallersee” exit off the autobahn, continuing to Henndorf. The No. 130 Postbus will also bring you straight to Gut Aiderbichl.