The Falkenstein Zoo is close to the town centre, yet still situated in a quiet, green area. Animals native to the region can be viewed in numerous open-air enclosures. A magnet for visitors is the large bear enclosure. Some of the smaller animals may also be petted. The tropical house is home to around 40 exotic species of animals. Animals that one would typically find on a farm live in a barn here.
The city park, complete with an adventure playground and a toboggan hill in the winter, is near for children to have an eventful ending to their day after a visit to the zoo.