Serbian Bears at the Arosa Bear Sanctuary Switzerland

Serbian Bears in Arosa at the Bear park Arosa

Serbian Bears at the Arosa Bear Sanctuary Switzerland

The town of Arosa has a new attraction – bears! Well at the moment there is just the one bear, Napa, who had been rescued from a circus in Serbia and brought to the Alpine idyll of Arosa. In time, however, four more bears will follow and the Arosa Bear Sanctuary in Graubünden officially opens to the public on 4th and 5th of August 2018.

Napa is is half brown bear and half polar bear. After being born in a zoo 12 years ago he was sold to the Corona Circus in Srbobran, Serbia. Thanks to the intervention of Vier Pfoten animal protection foundation and the Serbian government he has been set free and on 3rd July he moved to his new home in Arosa.

From Serbia to Swiss Alpine Pastures 

The 350 kilo bear’s journey to the Arosa Bear Sanctuary in Switzerland took 28 hours. To get to his destination 1800 m high in the mountains in Arosa, Napa was transported by cable car.

At the Arosa Bears Foundation he now has a 2.8 hectare enclosure to explore and enjoy his freedom.
Serbian Bears at the Arosa Bear Sanctuary Switzerland
The other bears will be arriving in Arosa in Spring 2019. The organisation estimates that it will cost around CHF 600,000 annually to run the sanctuary and they are hoping for around 20 – 30,000 visitors per year.


Prices For the Arosa Bear Sanctuary

Guests Staying Overnight in Arosa overnight*
Adults: CHF 5.-
Children: CHF 3.-

* upon presenting the Arosa Card with a reduced entrance fee including the gondola ride

Day Guests**
Adults: CHF 20.-
Children: CHF 10.-

** incl. the gondola ride to the Weisshorn middle station there and back

Day Guests Upgrade***
Adults: CHF 29.-
Children: CHF 15.-

*** additional gondola ride to the Weisshorn peak there and back

If you are a hotel guest stying in Arosa, please present your Arosa Card at the Arosa cable car ticket shop or the Arosa Tourist Office.

For More Information

Please go to the ticket shop here.


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