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Address: Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 31 357 15 25
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Bears!

Baren...derived from "bears"... one of the most interesting locations in the town. First time I have seen live bears in the centre of the town. Had to go twice to see the bears... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Aashraya K

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I remember when the bear pit was just that a pit. This is so beautiful for people to watch the bears and much better for the bears to roam free.

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Burnie, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the visit to see the big brown bears bathing, playing and sleeping - and free to see. Information centre and bar close by for refreshments and food. Across the road is Brasserie Barengraben - very nice for lunch or dinner.

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Barrie, Canada
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On top of the fact that it was seen in the James Bond film On Her Majestys Secret Service, it is just one of the coolest places Ive ever been. Located just outside the main city section of Bern, you can spend hours sitting and watching the adorable bears swim, play and roll in the grass. I absolutely loved it!!

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Bloomington, United States
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70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's free and we had a great time. Just take the 12 bus or walk down the Main Street east across the river and they are on the river bank to your right directly after crossing the bridge.

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Thank David K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Baren...derived from "bears"... one of the most interesting locations in the town. First time I have seen live bears in the centre of the town. Had to go twice to see the bears. When I went in early March, the bears were nowhere to be seen...probably in hibernation. Had to go again in May to see the bears.

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Thank Aashraya K
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bear Pit is a justly famous part of Bern. At a very simple level, it is exactly what it claims to be: a large enclosure containing bears for the tourists to watch (or maybe a provider of tourists for the bears to watch). Totally free, too. Set on a steep bank by the River Aare, when I was there... More 

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Goshen, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Bern, you just have to see them. It is a long walk from the train station, but I was glad we went.

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Misgav
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area, so took a look (at 2 bears in an enclosed park). But I would not suggest making a special trip to this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every tourist in bern must have to see bear park. Located directly on the Aare, with a great restaurant in the river.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're not used to seeing large bears, this is a quick place to visit as you cross the bridge into town. The architecture of the old bear exhibit is interesting too.

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