This is our second post about Germany and again, it features bears. This time we take you to Worbis (Thuringia), in the popular area of the Harz.

We paid a visit to the Alternativer Bärenpark Worbis, which is affiliated with the one in the Black Forest. In other words, this is also an animal protection program, allowing abused bears (and wolves) to live in their natural habitat. In total, a dozen bears and a pack of wolves roam around in an area of 40.000 square meters.

But first, you can explore the farm, which is the home of local domestic animals. Petting is allowed.

Children will love the interaction with the animals.

Just like in the other bear park, you follow a teaching trail. You will learn about the differences between different kinds of bears and also about their abuse world-wide. And why they can’t be released in nature anymore. In the meantime, you can see the bears and the wolves in their natural surroundings.

Magnificent creatures, aren’t they? Unfortunately, although the park does its best to take care of them, some of the bears don’t make it. On this website, you can keep track of the bears in both parks.

This is the exact address:

Duderstädter Straße 36a
37339 Worbis

You can access the park by car and train. There is a snackbar and café.


  1. I absolutely love wildlife! Especially wolves and bears. But, as a kid, and into adulthood, I had a recurring dream about being pursued by a bear. I was never mauled, but the persistence freaked me out! — YUR


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