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bears hibernate during the winter. 

After driving for a while and made the kids anxious to meet the bears, We parked the car to the... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
Miami, Florida
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Excellent views

A lovely vantage point to take in the breathtaking views of the old town. Especially on a sunny... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Warsaw, Poland
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All reviews bear pit the river fun to watch old town across the bridge live bears tram depot large area an easy walk nice park city centre great view visiting bern nice walk on display enclosures habitat
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely vantage point to take in the breathtaking views of the old town. Especially on a sunny day, seems like you can see for miles.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BeataM_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bears have made their home in Berne since 1857; in 2009 they moved into the new and spacious Bear Park.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kiwibuddy1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it is winter yet we still saw a bear!! I can not remember the name but it was awesome!! She came out and got some beautiful sun. It is a great place on the river

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank USEuroTraveler1977
Reviewed January 18, 2019

The quickest access from the heart of the city would be to take Tram #12 from the main train station directly and exit at Barenpark. There are several spacious areas and pins that the bears are on display with room to roam. Go down to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank FormerCaliBoy
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

wonderful view! wished that we could have seen the bears but in winter the bears are sleeping. great to go after a snow as the view is beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JADEG588
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

After driving for a while and made the kids anxious to meet the bears, We parked the car to the side of the road and waited for the bears to come out When it suddenly hit me, I remembered it's winter and I would have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank majeo
Reviewed December 27, 2018

The Bear is prominent in the insigna of Bern. But poor bears that live in Bern. 3 bears living on a spot and thousands of people are watching them. I’m sure that taken good care of the bears, but I do feel a bit uncomfortable...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dorrith Z
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed strolling along the water looking for the bears. It’s a scenic and lovely sight. We actually spotted the bears on our way out of the park... as we turned and stopped at a little bridge .. there they were in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Travelingover50
Reviewed December 3, 2018

We stopped for lunch at the Old Tram Depot and afterwards stopped to watch the bears. It can get pretty crowded if all the bears are out. They can also be seen along the river and in the water if they are released into that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matthew G
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Walk down the road well past Einstein's house and you will see the beautiful emerald colour river and the big brown bears. We were lucky to see one of them enjoying a bath!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank liuelle
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June 17, 2017|
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Response from alexandra s | Reviewed this property |
They are there for sure - free to roam in a lovely big new enclosure running along the river.
August 15, 2015|
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Response from Jen S | Reviewed this property |
There are many other lovely things to see and do in Bern. Most importantly float down the river with the locals....
May 19, 2015|
Response from 704fabians | Reviewed this property |
I SAW 2 of them
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