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Address: Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006, Switzerland
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4-Hour Private Guided Tour of Bern
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Sleeping bears

Dropped by barenpark, hoping to see the bears, but was told they are sleeping and would only come out in February! But the area have a scenic view, at least it was not a very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hui Ying O

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped by barenpark, hoping to see the bears, but was told they are sleeping and would only come out in February! But the area have a scenic view, at least it was not a very wasted trip!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Written on the notice board: the bears are sleeping. We went at around 2 o'clock. No bear coukd be seen. Only wooden bear sculptures for photo taking and kid bear area for visit ( no real bear, too). But the surrounding environment is so nice and picturesque, you could see the medieval town surrounding by the lake, birds and swans... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Unfortunately we were here in late November after the bears had been moved to their winter hibernation spot so there is little to see at the Bear Park. You can walk down to one of the bear pits and see a visual display of the history of the bears in Berne but that's about it.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Bern - the city of bears Comparatively less famous than cities like Zurich or Geneva, Bern however is the capital of Switzerland. Historical and beautiful city with a Bärengarten where you can see bears. Fun fact: Originally a family of four, a bear was transferred elsewhere due to its continuous conflict with its mother.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Great Bear-sightings. Area fully accessible with panoramic lift platform! Riverside view were also amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

It is very close to the old part of Bern, hence easy to visit. Also wheelchair accessible with a lift. A great way to make a rather boring tour of the city worthwhile for young children. ;-) The fact, that the bears' cage is rather big (5000 square meters) made me feel a bit better...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

You will almost always see a bear in the bear pit. These are remembrances of time past when bears roamed through the area. There are always people here including tour groups. You look down into the "pit" to see the bears and also have a good view of the city from here

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Went to the Bern Bear park in Switzerland, at the time we were there the bears were enclosed in an area that was mainly concrete which I found to be quite sad as they had nothing to do. However I was informed that they could access an adjacent parkland through a tunnel that gave them room to roam through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Bern is a relatively small city and Barenpark is one of the best 'landmarks' to visit while in town. You can take nice pictures by the river, on the bridge nearby or have a walk next to the water, bears and the sea lions. It is an enjoyable activity for everyone. I really liked it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A long time ago, I arrived in Bern by the night train in Summer and before going to my meeting, I went to visit the bears which Bern keeps since the middle age, I found them in a late 19th century zoo setting, now they are in a nearby park where they can either hide or watch their visitors, they... More 

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