on May 27, 2011
The Grönåsens Älgpark is located near the village of Kosta in the region of Småland. When you have reached the Småland road, the park is very well signposted and is right in the middle with a slight tendency towards the south. So the park is also the region Blekinge yet easily accessible. Grönåsens Älgpark is Sweden's largest moose park. You can see the moose in a large enclosure but in a natural environment. During the day some moose are brought into a smaller enclosure so that visitors can watch them and at night they are in the large outdoor enclosure. The other moose move during the day there to where they want which means you do not necessarily see a moose, because the enclosure is very large and wooded, but the moose in the small enclosure you can see. The Moose Farm is not just a moose park but also has a large shop and a small museum, you can also read about the moose on the road. Grönåsens Älgpark has a small parking lot just a minute walk from the entrance. There is another parking area immediately near the entrance, but is also used by the guests of the holiday homes that are rented by the owner of Moose Park. In these holiday homesare all decorated in moose design from elk antlers to Elchtopflappen in the kitchen. In my opinion a bit much.Behind the parking lot, that is at the entrance, there is a barbecue hut. Here you can enjoy over an open fire Elchwürstchen (Älgrillare) or Elchburger (Älgburger) grill, which can be bought frozen in the shop for the equivalent of about 3 €. Before the actual park is a building in which is you can learn about the moose on the road. This is therefore an important issue, because in Sweden happen daily 12 to 15 accidents happen in which a moose is involved. Since the animals are so big and heavy accidents often have serious consequences. Therefore one should take the warning signs seriously established in Sweden. The actual park starts behind the Elchshop. You enter the first shop where you can really buy everything that has to do with the moose. When we arrived it was still quite empty so we could all watch in silence. You pay at the cashier to enter the park, then get a stamp on your hand and goes through a back door - then you are in the Park With a large crowd is there anything unfavourable as the entry is regulated. Because of the small office are not only the people who want to enter into the park, but also those who want to buy a souvenir or a sausage. The people stood up to the outside, this is of course not so pleasant when you have to wait that long. Did you enter the park you walk straight up to an enclosure in which at least two moose - wait - that Gustav and Silvia. They are during the day held there to "greet" the guests, so you even see a moose, for the rest of the park is so generous that you do not necessarily have the good fortune that the moose roam along the fence and you see it. When we visited were not only Gustav and Silvia in the enclosure but two or three other moose. The animals are quite tame and can also be pet. Feeding it cannot remain, of course. Compared to the enclosure in the entryway, there are other enclosure with kids, chickens and sheep. Which can also stroke it. Assuming now a bit farther the road forks. It does not matter whether left or right passes. We opted for the left and began the elk. The elk is basically nothing more than a live 1.300m long way around the enclosure in which the moose. It was here nothing changes, the enclosure is completely normal Swedish forest. That is, the moose here have not only space but also live in their natural environment, which I find very good. The enclosure is fenced off and there is an observation tower overlooking from which to some. The trick is to see a moose, of course, that one stays a long time and still is, one can also see how a swim in the lake or drinking. However, in our case, too many loud as visitors, so we could not see a moose. Except for one! This moose apparently had no need to hide, but ran around along the fence, was inspired by the children fed leaves that grew in his enclosure, but they were probably more attractive from outside. But let the moose also be pet, which made for a huge crowd, but it did not seem to mind. The trail is 1300 meters with his not so long, it takes about half an hour, but if one stays here and you can actually spend even half the day or day. Everything is laid out very carefully, yet still very natural. But the fun does wallpapering are quite fun and if you then one or the other moose met all the better. On the tour you will pass on even museum. This is basically nothing more than a house in the 4 situations presented in the can get the moose. For example, he is attacked by other animals or that someone would attack his calves. I found the museum is now not so exciting, but certainly nice to see very nice. I liked the moose park very well, as the animals you can come very close and they still have the opportunity to retire in a lifelike environment, if not to visit them once. Even Gustav and Silvia have in the small enclosure to enable remote settle the visitors, so we see it yet, but they have their rest. And in the evening they come anyway to the large enclosure. The award is given to the stuff you get very low, and except that with large crowds at the box office too long, I have nothing to criticize. But this is only a small flaw, so I give a total maximum points and a recommendation.
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