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Bear Farm

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From getting away from the city and know a small country side neighboorhood to feeding the bears... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Not many people seem to know about this place. A 45 minute train ride from Nyugati Station into... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Essex, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Patak utca 50/a., Veresegyhaz 2112, Hungary
+36 20 593 8113
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Istvan80
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

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. The bears...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank mydemoiselle
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PeterFarkas1984
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Funkyjc
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Alison S
Reviewed April 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Beckie M
Reviewed March 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank vfmz10
Reviewed March 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank GeneBrown
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Isabella P
August 28, 2018|
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Response from GeneBrown | Reviewed this property |
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
July 28, 2018|
Response from GeneBrown | Reviewed this property |
It takes about half an hour to drive from Szentendre to the Bear Farm.
August 30, 2015|
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Response from haliza277 |
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
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