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Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti

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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...more
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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 1 week ago

What a wonderful place! So good to see some positive love and care for these beautiful animals. I am always cautious to visit any animal attractions but it was amazing to see the caring outcome for these bears. Be sure to go and donate! Book...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank benandblondie
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful calm sanctuary that has rescued many bears from horrific treatment and given them a safe place to live out their days. We had an excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable on each and every one of the animals and their needs, we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank holly_k_Traveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its a depressing place to visit!!! yes the stories that you hear about each of the rescued bears are truly disturbing, and did leave me agitated by the end of the tour!! However, salute to the efforts of these kind souls who envisioned and executed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jophy D
Reviewed 18 November 2018

As others have said, this is an absolute must see. The sanctuary was set up about 15 years ago, though has only been open to visitors for about 5 years, to rescue European Brown bears that have been held in captivity, often in quite appalling...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pigman58
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This is an amazing place and a must visit. The sanctuary is amazing - it has acheived its cause of saving brown bears, and educating people about co-existing with these adorable creatures (a lot more to be done they say, but I think it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Beautiful animals each with their own history which is shared to visitors by a short film and a guided tour. Whilst the bear's accommodation is excellent the facilities for humans are rather basic, a small shop, visitors center and horrendous toilet. The terrain is steep...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank C4JBE
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This sanctuary gives 101 mostly abused and traumatized bears a second chance at a happy life. What impressed me the most was the dedication of the employees to the cause, especially the tour guides. I also highly recommend a visit to the gift shop as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ramiharami
Reviewed 15 October 2018

It was an amazing experience. Although the price was a bit high, if you take into account the fact that they have to feed and take care of 100 bears, in addition to the deer and wolves they have on site, it's not that much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maria C
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I am from Brasov, but they have so many tourist visiting that I feel I should post this in engish, because the romanians already know how wonderfull this place is... Staff 8s very professional, driendly, the guide asnswers all your questions. I love the fact...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank grauroctavian
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Autumn colours. Beautiful misty morning. We’d read reviews about the bridge and didn’t dare drive our low slung car over. A lovely uphill walk of 20 mins gets you there. Fabulous tour takes and hour after a short films. Wear good shoes. We were lucky...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from m50lws | Reviewed this property |
The sanctuary is open throughout the winter see the website (ampbears) but only 2 tours per day. As it is remote if the weather is inclement it could be difficult to get to.