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“Nice park” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barenpark

Barenpark
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USD 232.80*
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4-Hour Private Guided Tour of Bern
Ranked #9 of 78 things to do in Bern
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

The bear park is very nice somehow we did not get to see a bear.

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“What a relief the bears were finally moved”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

I saw the bears Finn and Björk a few years ago in his small concrete pit, with little to do. My heart went out to them and I could not understand that something like this would still be allowed in the XXIst Century. Legend has if Bern loses all its bears, that the city will fall. The bears are therefore an important historical symbol and are held in high esteem and part of this city's life since the 12th century.

That these bears could be living in such squalor and boredom was inexplicable to me, especially in a country known for its wealth.

At that time (2006) I did not know that a new place was being prepared for them and yes, for all these years I have kept thinking of them.

Great was my delight to read that at the end of 2009 a new abode had been prepared, so, when visiting this time, I had to go and see for myself. This lovely spot is certainly much healthier, more natural and will be providing much more activities.

I did not get to see the bears because they were hibernating, but the setting is tops and the improvement is 500%. I will definitively come back to say hello. It was one of the best Xmas presents I could have. Thank you Bern and 'aufwiedersehen' to the bears in summer. It might be useful to know that entrance to the Bear Park is free.

Visited December 2011
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Love to visit Bern and go to the Bear Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

The new Bear Park is great, the souvenir shop is located in the old place and definitely... plan to eat at the Altes Tram Depot located just near the Park.

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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“A Must Go in Bern”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Every major sights in Bern are walking distance, so does the Bear Park. Arrived there a bit late in the afternoon but really enjoyed this place. When you're there, try to take a little walk along the river.

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“Love the new Habitat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

I love the new habitat for the bears. There are many great vantage points for watching them, both from above and down by the river Aare. There's a Moevenpick at the top where you can get ice cream or light snacks.

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