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Barenpark

Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006 , Switzerland
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Ranked #13 of 34 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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Hong Kong, China
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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St. Ives, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the bears looked happy, not bored. they had treats buried along the banks as well s scattered around. We watched them for an hour. They did not pace as if they were bored. They frolicked along the banks of the river and were happy to go into the pit in the late afternoon. Lovey stroll observing the bears play. Well... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Bear Park is something that you must see, even if on a short visit to Bern. It's a lovely stroll through Old Town from the train station, and then across a beautiful bridge with the clear waters of the Aare river flowing below. The bears lounge on the hillside, so you can see them as you're walking across the... More

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had one of my business associates that was born in Bern, show us the attractions. This was one he said you should not miss. We loved it. Nice breeze on a hot summer day and many activities and views for people of all ages.

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Chicago, IL
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The bears were playful and were just fun to watch. It is a cute area with a barrier where the bears and people can roam free to enjoy the scenery. The steps lead down to the river where you can sit with your feet in the fast flowing river.

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Just walking 200 meters you can enjoy several shops, restaurants, historical places, and everything with the traditional order and cool atmosphere of Switzerland.

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