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Barenpark

Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006 , Switzerland
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Ranked #12 of 33 Attractions in Bern
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description:  Brown bears have been associated with Bern since the Middle Ages and had been kept in a bear pit since the sixteenth century.  However there were... more »
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Zurich, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There's a nice area with bear sculptures our children enjoyed. We didn't stay too long as it was late in the day. However, it was still quite crowded and the cafe was every busy.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Really only bears pacing around an enclosure. Reminder of historic times. Not really worth seeing unless killing time or passing.

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New york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Since the city of Bern is named after the animal "Bear", it is fitting that the city keeps a few bears in a bear park or "bear pit". It is located across the river from the old city. There is a souvenir shops and cafe nearby. We went because it was part of our tour.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

They have done an incredible job with the bear park. I mean first of all the fact that there is a bear park in the old town is amazing. The bears are always walking around and playing. There are a nice restaurant at the top or you can grab some ice cream and spend some time in front of the... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Nothing much except some brown bear there, a gift shop surrounded by the river. Relaxing walk from the town.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Yes I do like bears so I was very excited to see them. The park has two section, a pit and a slope with river. You can see the bears eating fruits (apples, watermelons, etc), swimming and running around. I suppose you won't find any bears in winter because they will be hibernating. If you are the kind of person... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I found this pain in my heart when saw the bears, surely they need more then few meters of play area open to everybody's eyes... Well so sad to me and I do not understand why... But on the other side, they claim they actually saved the bears from nature as orphans so they would most likely die very young...... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I travelled in December 2013 and I was hoping I could see some bears. However, I went there in the morning and to my dismay there was not even one bear. One thing though, the views to the mirror the at that time, the clocks too rung with cheered me up. One tip, try not to go too early or... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice first stop after you get into Bern. Simply hop on tram 12. A trio of ambling bears in the evening, the bridge here is a nice backdrop for evening photos. Its great to run along the river in the morning too. Check out the brewery restaurant for a hearty meal.

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The famous Bears from Bern got a few years ago a very nice park, an attraction for the wohle family. A must !

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