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Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006, Switzerland
+41 31 357 15 25
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All reviews bear pit the river brown bear old town fun to watch across the bridge live bears tram depot large area souvenir shop city centre great view nice walk visiting bern enclosures habitat pits
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walking to find the bear park from our hotel in Bern was fun. I lost my way and walked way out of my way to find it, but that is somewhat the fun of it all. It was a warm autumn afternoon and the bears...More

Thank kathykinnear
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park sits aside a beautiful river, there are bears to watch in the enclosure, but the big draw is the path down by the river. An elevator is on site allowing for wheel chair access to the path along the river. It’s also free!

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not much to see here except a sad looking bear with nothing to do and just pacing up and down in frustration . Situated in a town centre and open to anyone .

Thank pinotprincess68
Reviewed 6 days ago

Taking bus No 12 from the train station or from the central street of old town you get off at ''Barenpark''. You will see a lift that takes you down to the river bank and the park. Not many bears to see, the most interesting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bear park was great- a must see. The bears seemed happy enough so it was a pleasure to watch them play and swim in the sun. It is right on the river and free to the public and offers great views across to the...More

Thank Ruby F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found it quite uncommon to find in a city-center an area with live bears but that’s it! It was nice to see them running between different areas.

Thank Francesco G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bear is the "mascot" of Bern, so this little bear park right on the water is a cute place to visit while in Bern. It's also right on the water so it's a nice spot. Plus the beats are pretty close so you get...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bern has always been the city of bears, and formerly hosted their bears in a medieval hole in the ground. It was sad to see the bears trapped in the hole. The city has created a great outdoor area along the river with several layers,...More

Thank Tallahassee-Bob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isn't much to see, but I felt like I needed to see the bears if I was in Bern and they were easy to find. Historically, it's a great story to think bears have been there for as long as they have, so it...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They're just there chilling, living their best life in the old town of Switzerland's Federal capital. They go to sleep over the Winter so if you catch a glimpse of them before hibernation, recognise your luck. I'm a close neighbour and overall they're pretty quiet,...More

Thank sara0902
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18 June 2017|
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Response from alexandra s | Reviewed this property |
They are there for sure - free to roam in a lovely big new enclosure running along the river.
16 August 2015|
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Response from Jen S | Reviewed this property |
There are many other lovely things to see and do in Bern. Most importantly float down the river with the locals....
19 May 2015|
Response from Fabian S | Reviewed this property |
I SAW 2 of them
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