A natural home for rescued brown bears

bear sanctuary müritz

A natural home for rescued brown bears

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Bear sanctuary MüRITZ

Western Europe's largest bear sanctuary is currently home to 12 brown bears rescued from zoos, circuses and private homes. Bears that have lived in captivity cannot be reintroduced to the wild - they are too dependent on humans and would not survive in the wild.

 The BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz, a FOUR PAWS animal welfare project, offers an alternative for such bears. They can revert to their animal instincts and enjoy their natural behavioural patterns. They can roam around the enclosure, withdraw to be in seclusion, excavate caverns and hollows, bathe in the pond or also rediscover their natural winter state of semi-hibernation.

Luna sitting in the lake

Bears

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Visitors at our sanctuary

Visitors

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Food at our organic bistro

Organic Bistro

Local, vegan and vegetarian food

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Open every day!

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Last admission is one hour before closing time. 

Please make sure to follow our instructions on site.

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Prices

1. Nov - 14. Mar

Adults: 6,50 € 
Kids (5 - 14 yrs): 3,00 €
Dogs: 2,00 €

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Address

BÄRENWALD Müritz 
Am Bärenwald 1
17209 Stuer

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Brown bear Sylvia

BEARS, FISH AND WATER BIRDS

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Bearology

A different way of environmental education !

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Happiness for bears

How does it work?
Luna in her den

FAQ about hibernation

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0 bears

from different previous living conditions are currently calling the BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz their home. Learn more about our bears!

0 m²

untouched forest allow the bears to rediscover their natural instincts.

For 0 years,

the BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz has been providing a species-appropriate life to rescue bears from poor living situations.

70 bears

bears are living in captivity as 'restaurant bears' in Albania. FOUR PAWS helped put an end to this cruelty all together, by rescuing the last one this year!

Over 0+ visitors

come every year to see our bears and to take part in guided tours or events.

Otto and Mascha

our bears

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Meet the bears
Luna in her hammock

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Our BEAR SANCTUARY

Our BEAR SANCTUARY

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the sanctuary
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Every purchase supports our BEAR SANCTUARY

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