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Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti

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| DN 73A km 6 - near the entrance in Zarnesti from Rasnov, Zarnesti 500075, Romania
+40 268 471 202
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Libearty Bear Sanctuary is the biggest brown bear sanctuary from Europeand has the largest surface in the world. Here, 75 bears found a nice home in this 5 stars welfare facility. Here you can see happy bears in their natural environment, after a bad life in circuses and zoo cages. The tours are guided by trained animal welfare experts and the visitors can see brown bears really close.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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| DN 73A km 6 - near the entrance in Zarnesti from Rasnov, Zarnesti 500075, Romania
+40 268 471 202
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Reviewed yesterday

Found the place easily using an address and a satnav. ;-) Guide was excellent. Knowledgeable and passionate. The work they're doing here is fantastic and it was a pleasure to be told all about it while watching the bears and wolves go about their business...More

1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 days ago

As other people have said it is very sad that these bears needed to be rescued in the first place because of man's thoughtless cruelty. The tour starts with a short video featuring the founder Christina Lapis and the vow that she made to a...More

Thank Cat C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tours start every 15 minutes alternating Romanian and English. It is not until you come somewhere like this that you discover just how cruel and thoughtless humans can be. Small gift shop and everything you spend goes to a wothwhile cause.

1  Thank m50lws
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a 5 day visit to Romania, which included an evening viewing wild adult bears & cubs from a hide & accompanied by a qualified ranger at the front & the rear of the group.Overall we saw 9 seperate bears &...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These guys are doing a wonderful job running the bear sanctuary and I would highly recommend you visit to support them in their work. They have 96 bears and a number of wolves for you to see in a near natural environment. The entrance fee...More

Thank HowardMiles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This not for profit-run Sanctuary is set about 10-15 miles outside Brasov and had the feel of a place run and maintained with passion, care and commitment. Interesting, knowledgeable and affable English-speaking tours (tours available in other languages too). Numbers and visiting/tour times are limited...More

1  Thank Threeberthcarriage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! Not only do you get to walk in a beautiful forest but also get to see bears playing, sleeping and just generally enjoying their undisturbed, natural environment! The guide was excellent! He explained the history of each and every bear and...More

1  Thank Jo Jo F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely, place. Sad that it has to exist though. These people do their very best for the poor bears. You have to visit at certain times of the day to ensure you get a tour as they are limited to save the bears...More

1  Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bear sanctuary is out in the middle of nowhere but totally worth the trip. IT'S NOT A ZOO!!! In our group we had some dificult people (the guide had to keep asking them to stay away from the fences... I found it very rude...More

1  Thank ASmulders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very special place to save such majestic animals. This is not a tourist attraction, it is not a zoo. This place exists to allow bears health care, nutrition and safe freedom from people. Their main priority as an association is to care...More

1  Thank J_J_bucket_list
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16 April 2017|
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Response from Ella C | Reviewed this property |
Just turn up, just be warned it closes roughly around 4. As far as I remember tours run every hour :) hope this helps, it's so worth visiting!
6 April 2017|
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Response from helveticabold2008 | Reviewed this property |
"The VIP tour lasts two hours and a half and includes a visit to the first teddy bear museum in Romania, the bunker from where they the bears may be observed in the middle of their enclosure and a dedicated platform from... More