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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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Private Tour from Bucharest to Zarnesti Bear Sanctuary and Dracula's Castle
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Full Day Tour of Dracula's, LiBEARty Brown Bear Sanctuary, Brasov town and...
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Day tour from Brasov to Bears Sanctuary Rasnov Fortress and Bran Castle
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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
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+40 268 471 202
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"their lives"
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"beautiful animals"
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"sad stories"
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"turn right"
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"safe haven"
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"natural environment"
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"tiny cages"
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"open to the public"
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"educational experience"
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"the reserve"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unique opportunity to see bears in their natural environment and enjoy their beauty. But more important is the work behind this. This is a rescue center, they have liberated bears who were living in terrible conditions slaved by maniacs - our guide told us some...More

1  Thank Sergio G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i love this place and thank the people who built it, from all my heart. you can see the bears only when they are fed. at other times they are deep in the forest, where they belong. bears there were in captivity for such a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful bears, horrible stories of cruelty towards the bears will leave you feeling like humans really don't get it at all. Tour lasts a bout an hour with an informative and interesting guide. There are limited facilities/gift shop.

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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

A real asset to Transylvanian tourism, Libearty demonstrates its care of the bears and I was excited to support their mission! It was a sad but informative talk as we walked around, and I enjoyed watching the animals. My only complaint would be that I...More

2  Thank Anastaszia W
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

A place where few people had a great idea to help bears in distress. They are rescue from cages, zoos and back yards where they were mistreat and here they have a chance for a better life. You can even adopt a bear for a...More

2  Thank vtc2017
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of touring the bear sanctuary with a fantastic English-speaking guide while on vacation with my college age kids. First off I want to say once you get there the views are breathtaking and then while on the tour the stories are...More

1  Thank Jane C
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

The Libearty Bear Sanctuary does AMAZING work protecting the bears and they should receive more support from the government and from international organisations. First thing to note is this is NOT a zoo. This place does not exist to amuse tourists and to please people....More

2  Thank ViajanteForadaCurva
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

If you love animals and are in the Brasov area, don't hesitate to go visit the beautiful brown bears in their largest sanctuary in the world. The park was set up to rescue mistreated brown bears that were brought up in terrible conditions, whether they...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Great tour. it snowed so cold. Saw the lovely bears and the guide spoke great English and was clearly passionate about her job and answered any questions They do amazing work. Make sure that you buy stuff from their gift shop to support them. Also,...More

4  Thank bobblehead35
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

I really wanted to see the Libearty Bear Sanctuary. I had heard so much and the work they are doing is fantastic. This is still true and if you have the opportunity to go, then definitely go. BUT call the sanctuary, don't trust the website...More

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DublinChips
January 11, 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.
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