Romania is the most important destination for observing brown bears, holding the largest bear population in Europe (about 6,000 bears) outside of Russia. Due to the loss of its natural habitat (excessive logging, agriculture, etc.) that is also its natural food provider, the bear has become a vulnerable species.
Therefore ecotourism is encouraging the observation of bears in their natural habitat.
Băile Tuşnad and its surroundings ecotourism destination offers shelter to the Carpathian brown bear and has become one of the best European destinations for observing the brown bear in its natural habitat.
For such memorable experiences, the hides in Băile Tușnad and St Anna Lake are excellent facilitators for wildlife meetings at sunset, providing great conditions to photograph the king of the Carpathian forest.
These unique experiences are also amplified by the construction of the hides, behind the concept being the renowned award-winning wildlife photographer Bence Máté, specialized in designing such shelters. Built from natural materials, they are enclosed, covered, and provide full safety when watching bears through large and unidirectional glass panes.
There are two bear hides in Băile Tuşnad:
- one located on the outskirts of Băile Tuşnad. The meeting point is in front of Băile Tuşnad railway station.
- another one near St Anna Lake. The meeting point is the Cabana located nearby
Opening hours: 2 hours before sunset. Please make a reservation first.
All persons over 7 years old may participate.
- 20 persons for the Băile Tușnad hide.
- 45 persons for the hide near St Anna Lake.
Recommended clothing: seasonal hiking clothing, black hood. Umbrella or waterproof jacket (in case of rain). Food is forbidden.
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Experience something unique and enjoy watching these magnificent animals!
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