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Barenpark

Address: Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006 , Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 31 357 15 25
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Ranked #12 of 51 things to do in Bern
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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Washington DC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The three bears have a large, terraced, hilly home along the Aare River with a great view of Old City Bern. It was winter, so the bears were hibernating and not out and about.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It's still a nice walk across the river with a quick stop off at the Bear Park even though the bears are hibernating. Stop here along your way up to the Rose Garden at the top of the hill for gorgeous views of Bern any time of year.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Another popular and justly so with kids and adults. You are atop a valley with a secure railing while you can see many bears down under in their near to natural habitat. Its a endearing site to watch a baby bear or a family of them. Kids truly love this site. On a beautiful day we saw some beary antics... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Lovely situation just across the river from the end of the old town. Unfortunately the bears were in hibernation, so only empty bearpits and info boards. I'm sure its lovely when the bears are there.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a nice small park with a few bears. River is great to dip tired feet. Located in a cool edge of he old town. Easy access from the city's transport hub.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Always go when I'm in Bern. It's a nice spot - just on the edge of the old town, on the slopes by the river. It's free to see the bears (3-4 of them). They're indoors hibernating in winter, so don't waste your time until they're up. It's ok but nothing special - marked as very good considering it's free.

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I was here in the winter/cold months. Stood here for a while waiting on the hibernating bears. Needless to say none of them came out(they have compartments kinda tucked against the hill), they don't when it's cold. Nevertheless, the idea of having an 'open zoo' in the middle of a metropolis is fascinating. Definitely check it out, before you climb... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We visited the bear park but they are hibernating at the moment. Bear pit looks a bit sad, maybe that's why they hibernate for 7 months!!

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melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Although a nice area to visit, don't expect to see the bears in winter since they are hibernating in their enclosure. There is a short hike up the nearby hill opposite the Bear Park to get beautiful views of Bern but it was snowing heavily so that deterred us.

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Juillan, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you want to see bears and discover everything about them, it is te place to go. It is free of charge in winter and you can learn a lot. Great with children.

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