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Bears Park - Alternativer Bärenpark® Worbis

The Alternative Bärenpark® Worbis is an animal protection project unique in Germany, enabling visitors to see bears and wolves close by in their natural habitat. 12 bears and a pack of wolves that were previously kept in an inappropriate way now share a 40,000 m² area that has been left in its natural state. A teaching trail provides information about the types of bears and the abuse of bears world-wide. A number of event areas encourage exploration. A special highlight is our free-flight aviary which visitors can enter. There is also a farm with Thuringian domestic animal species threatened by extinction. Petting allowed!

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily from Nov. - Feb.

Services

  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Café
  • Drinks bar
  • Snack bar
  • Language: German
  • Parking for coach: 5
  • Parking for car: 270

Accessibility

Restricted access for wheelchair users Marked parking spaces for the disabled available Toilet with restricted access for wheelchair users Assistance for blind and visually impaired persons Special and personal assistance resources for the disabled

4 disabled parking spaces but their width is not marked (length 4.50 metres). Ramp at entrance area (5 metres long, 3 metres wide, 11%). Routes in the park with easy-to-navigate water-bound surfacing. Alternative routes for wheelchair users are available when there are steps. In the grounds, there are several fairly steep ascents and descents of up to 10%, and up to 17% in the section behind the tunnel. Escort recommended for manual wheelchairs.

The farm and petting compound easily visible from the main path. For wheelchair users, access to the gastronomy sector via a step (3 cm) and to the Bear Shop. Info on WC in the gastronomy sector: accessible at left only = 110 cm; grab handle on left only. In outdoor area: access via step (4 cm) on the right of WC = 90 cm, but grab handle not adjustable, depth = 67 cm.

Guide dogs permitted. Exhibits in the lynx bus which is not accessible for wheelchairs can be experienced by several senses: touch, smell, sight.

By prior arrangement, guided tours will be adapted to meet the requirements of visitors with restricted mobility and visual impairments and visitors with learning difficulties. The park is regularly visited by guests with disabilities and staff are accustomed to them and happy to help.

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Alternativer Bärenpark® Worbis

Duderstädter Straße 36a
37339 Worbis

Telephone: +49 (0) 36074 2009-0
Fax: +49 (0) 36074 2009-19

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