The Hinterwald

Bos primigenius f. taurus

Rugged climbers

The Hinterwald is the smallest cow in Central Europe. It was first bred by farmers in the Black Forest in the early 18th century. Light, agile and sure-footed, it is perfectly suited to life in the mountains.


  • Origin

    Germany, Southern Black Forest

  • Diet

    Hay, grass, herbs, cereals

  • Size

    Withers height 115 to 135 cm

  • Weight

    400 to 750 kg

  • Gestation period

    9 to 9,5 months

  • Achievable age

    15 to 18 years

  • Status

    The Hinterwald is considered an endangered breed of livestock.

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    Opening hours

    Today, 17. January
    9:00 - 16:30
    Last admission: 15:30
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    Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin

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