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Address: Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006 , Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 31 357 15 25
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Nice view of the bears and the river

The bears now have a nice hillside habitat. It's fun to watch them, and the view of the river is excellent. Just take the number 12 bus across the bridge and you're there!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went to this point but it is on the reconstruction and bears are not there... So wait till October or maybe earlier and try the zoo

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Where are my bears! The pit is closed at the moment for much needed renovations. I hope they make it much bigger for them. The bears are currently at a nature facility while maintenance continues. You can, however, visit the gift shop, walk along the river, and see the sheep along the riverbank. At least there was something furry to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The bears now have a nice hillside habitat. It's fun to watch them, and the view of the river is excellent. Just take the number 12 bus across the bridge and you're there!

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Prangins, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was not sure what to expect before visiting the Barenpark. I knew the history and was keen to understand how this translated into 2015. We saw three bears who live in a large enclosure just across the river from the old town. They seem to be well catered for...they certainly seemed content. Entrance is free. If you are in... More 

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Made the trip to a city enjoyable for the kids. Whilst we admired the amazing buildings in this historic place we were able to promise the children we were walking to the bear park! It was odd to see bears in a city but they seemed to have lots of space by the river and it was a huge improvement... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Having lived in Bern 25 years ago as a child I vividly remember the Bears in what is now the closed bear pit. Having just returned for the first time i was pleased on one hand to see the new bear park which is considerably bigger and gives the Bears more space, however questioning whether in this day and age... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Yep, I said it boring ! One bear and the area where they live is so small. I understand the importance of the bear for the city but honestly ok for 5 minutes to look at them before you head in the tourist information shop and that's about it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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