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Address: Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006 , Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 31 357 15 25
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Still in Re-Development, the Bern Show at the Barengraben is Brief and Informative

I'm reviewing the Barengraben ("bear pits") in downtown Bern, and the "Barenpark" may be something different. I just couldn't find a listing directly for "Barengraben." This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I visited Bern today, asked a few locals the way to see the bears and their directions were accurate and they happily helped me. However, when I got down to the part of the city where the bears live, I was greeted with a message from the bears that they are away on vacation until the autumn due to construction... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I'm reviewing the Barengraben ("bear pits") in downtown Bern, and the "Barenpark" may be something different. I just couldn't find a listing directly for "Barengraben." This unusual attraction lies along the river Aare right in downtown Bern. This famous tourist attraction is being re-done. I visited it when it had real, live bears three times as a child, and it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went to see the Bears at Barenpark. Unfortunately for us but lucky for them, they are away for the summer😟, better luck next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It is a delightful surprise to see bears as you visit the city. I know there is a discussion around if they should be there or free in the nature. I confess that, as a tourist, I enjoyed the visit and reading about each one´s life (yes, they have names and life summary displayed!) They looked fine and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited late at night, but as darkness falls it's harder to see. Next morning, we were up again, to catch them for their breakfast. Bears are put into the old smaller pen for feeding. So fun to watch them!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I didn't know it is on construction. It is closed until Septemeber. There is nothing to see about bears. However, the view on the way of going there is awesome. Just walking there to see a beautigul view and going to Rose Garden;)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Will be fantastic once bears return. Glad I knew not to expect them before I visited. The area is very nice however. Looking forward to a return visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The bear were gone when i was there, transferrred to another cities, a bit disappointed, i guess if the bears were there, it's fun to have a look at them

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Swiss Tourism is so Strong & Good that One can not expect any in correct Statement . Information from them. This was some time in July 2013. And at the " I " Information Centre at the Ben Railway Station ; we went for the Information on what to see in a day , there they talked very high... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Crossing over a cannon like area on foot or car, look down to see where the bears live. It really wasn't all that exciting but fun to see them right in the middle of town, there were probably about 4 bears. You can cross a bridge over the river to see them on one side, then another. It's free and... More 

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Address: Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 31 357 15 25
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern

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