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Address: Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0) 31 357 15 25
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The park is at the end of the old town near the Rosegarten. There are three bears here in a large compound.This is as close to bears as you can get. Personally,I dont like to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sean F
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was able to see only 3 bears in the whole park, I liked their elevator which went slanting down towards the bears in the water, the two bears in the water were fun to watch as they were continuously playing with each other, rest the park is well maintained but not worth spending too much time!

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ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is at the end of the old town near the Rosegarten. There are three bears here in a large compound.This is as close to bears as you can get. Personally,I dont like to see wild animals in captivity,but here they have a lot of space to wander around in.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst visiting Bern, I was surprised to see that you were able to see actual bears here. It's worth a visit to see how they are kept and it is part of the UN Heritage Site. There's two areas where the bears may be: The first is the bear pit. This is where they are fed so not there all... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Barengraben or Bear Pit is a small compound near the center of the city of bern. The Bear is the symbol of Bern, in in his honor the city built a beautiful little compound near the Aare river just across the Nydegg bridge. The pit is built on a slope ranging from the top of the bridge all the... More 

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katy,Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was like a zoo for bears.This is probably the closest you will get.We made this our last stop and the fought the bus to train station

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled as a family to Bern. Ate at the restaurant next to Barenpark based on a recommendation from our hotel. Best meal we had in 2 weeks of travels. Vegetarian burger was exceptional, beer was great.

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing view of the old city, and the river There are 3 bears there, you can get down the stairs to the river side, sit and cool you feet with the water

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to see the three bears in fairly close proximity. The park is not particularly large, not that I know how much space bears are supposed to need. I'd prefer them to be left in the wild.

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So indeed there is a zoo type enclosure in the middle of Bern. I'm not a huge fan of animal in captivity but I hear this one is rescued. Also the attitude of the Swiss about bears is a bit unusual. They seem to not want bears in their country unless they are locked up. Bears were there before people.

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johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have you seen a bear before in a zoo? Then you've pretty much seen this. Not saying don't do it, but it's really for the lovely views of the river and city, more than the bears. I only saw one bear, and it pretty much did what bears do--foraged for berries and grubs, while ignoring the smart phone camera wielding... More 

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