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Address: Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006 , Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 31 357 15 25
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One of the most accepting and entertaining towns in all of Europe, let alone Switzerland. It is a treat to visit Bern and the Barenpark and you will find yourself spending much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The Barenpark is the first place I have seen that has a number of bears on display publicly outside a zoo. It is free and at certain times of the day there and depending on the season, there are exhibitions where the bears do tricks! The Barengraben was also a nice way to see the bears prior to 2009. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

One of the most accepting and entertaining towns in all of Europe, let alone Switzerland. It is a treat to visit Bern and the Barenpark and you will find yourself spending much more time there than initially anticipated.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We were Very sad to not be able to see the brown bears of Bern. A true disappointment Won't be open until Fall 2015 it claims. Careful though all the tour busses still seem to go there so don't get excited about it if it's on your itinerary !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The park is being renovated. No bears on site until Autumn 2015. We were disappointed! Just a word of caution for others to avoid the same disappointment.

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Toronto, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is an amusing story how bears have been kept in Bern for decades, you see signs of interest in this beautiful animal all over the city. Alas we were disappointed as when we visited, the animals had been removed due to renovations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The fact that they have a bear park in the city centre is bizarre yet brilliant. This is a free attraction and is definitely worth going to visit to spend an hour or two.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Loved the enclosure.Great to see they thought about all for the animals.Good to walk around and along the aare.Great for picknicks as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

The bear park is situated past the altstad over a bridge that offers an exquisite view of the river Aare. It seems bizarre to have a family of bears in a capital city but Bern is the antithesis of the typical capital city and somehow it doesn't seem out of place. The Bears stay in a somewhat vertiginous bank with... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Due to construction work the famous bears have been moved to another zoo in Vaud. Looks to be a pleasant area to walk around

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This promises to be an interesting attraction once it reopens and the bears return. Shame their temporary home was not in a place we had time to visit

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Address: 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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