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From getting away from the city and know a small country side neighboorhood to feeding the bears with honey! This farm is lovely and bears are cute and sociable. Is a good experience if you have a little bit more time in Budapest or if...More
Not many people seem to know about this place. A 45 minute train ride from Nyugati Station into Ivacs. Followed by a mile walk. Over 50 huge bears are here and you can feed them honey off a spoon. We went on a gloriously hot...More
The kids loved it. You can feed the bears with honey - on wooden spoons.
Most bears are old, therefore they are not very active. Some seems sick.
The restaurant has good food, but you have to wait a lot - more than 45 minutes...More
The bear farm is something you can go see if you have enough time on your hands and if you’re staying in Budapest (or Hungary in general) for a while longer, but I definitely wouldn’t make it my priority for a shorter visit.
Felnőttként nem egy nagy élmény.Az állatok semmi életkedvet nem mutatnak.Az emberek dugig etetik őket.Ráadásul jobban is lehetne tartani őket.Az otthon 19 óráig van nyitva de 18:40 -kor már nem szolgáltak ki fagyival.Van min javítani!
As adults, it is not a great experience.The animals show no...More
Spent the morning here during our trip to hungary. Absolutely loved it. Not much english information but enough to get by and found some english speaking staff.
Opened at 8am but no staff around till 9am. Buy the honey! The bears will come to you...More
Medveotthon is just outside Budapest and easy to get to from Ivacs train station (from Budapest Nyugati plus a short walk, lots of useful signs). We went on a sunny day but early in the morning and the bears and wolves were really active so...More
We enjoyed a couple of hours here. The bears and wolves in the main area have lots of space and dens, a lake etc. Feeding the bears was great! The other animals were in smaller cages though, and some wolves separated into smaller pens which...More
If the concept is for rescuing the bears from circuses, that is great news. But the signs show that it is a bear farm and then on the actual location, it is marked as zoo. The definition is not clear, there are no english leaflets...More
They sell honey on the spot, and you can feed the bears, see wolves, reindeer, and raccoons, and have lunch on the premises. This is primarily a rescue/retirement home for old circus bears. The bears have a large, open space to relax, play, and eat,...More
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You can take the train, line S71 (or G71) from Nyugati railway station to Ivacs (buy a round-trip ticket at the vending machines in Nyugati) for 560 forints each way for each adult (so 1120 forints per person-round trip... More
You can take the train, line S71 (or G71) from Nyugati railway station to Ivacs (buy a round-trip ticket at the vending machines in Nyugati) for 560 forints each way for each adult (so 1120 forints per person-round trip). From the stop at Ivacs, you usually have to walk to the bear farm, which is about 1.6 or 1.8 KM (about a mile). There are directing signs. Sometimes, there is an antique bus, or a sightseeing trolley which will sell you a ride from Ivacs, but that is the exception, not the rule.
You can rent a bicycle in Budapest and take it on the train, for a reduced fare (235 forints each way). S71 trains run every hour, and the G71 is an additional train, following the exact same route, which runs during busy times, during the week. Take any train that shows up at Ivacs (passing from your left to your right, as you face the tracks, while standing on the platform) for your return trip. They all go to Nyugati. If you forget to buy a round trip ticket at Nyugati, you can pay cash, and buy your return ticket from Ivacs to Nyugati, from the conductor (but this is only allowed from stations without ticket windows or vending machines-- be sure to buy a ticket at Nyugati for the original trip). The train trip takes about 45 minutes, and will originate from one of the tracks numbered 1 thru 9. All train info (with timetables), in English, can be found by searching for mavcsoport.hu/en
There is a train from Budapest Nyugati pályaudvar in a direction to Vác or Vácegres. You have to get off at Ivacs station (one station before Veresegyház) and from there you have to walk approximately 1,5 km. There are... More
There is a train from Budapest Nyugati pályaudvar in a direction to Vác or Vácegres. You have to get off at Ivacs station (one station before Veresegyház) and from there you have to walk approximately 1,5 km. There are boards which show the direction to the bears. It's in the middle of nowhere so don't be afraid if you don't find civilisation on the way, you are walking on the good path :)