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“bear pit”(50 reviews)
“the river”(154 reviews)
“brown bear”(8 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006, Switzerland
+41 31 357 15 25
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All reviews bear pit the river brown bear old town fun to watch across the bridge live bears tram depot large area souvenir shop city centre great view nice walk visiting bern enclosures habitat pits
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bear park was great- a must see. The bears seemed happy enough so it was a pleasure to watch them play and swim in the sun. It is right on the river and free to the public and offers great views across to the...More

Thank Ruby F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I found it quite uncommon to find in a city-center an area with live bears but that’s it! It was nice to see them running between different areas.

Thank Francesco G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The bear is the "mascot" of Bern, so this little bear park right on the water is a cute place to visit while in Bern. It's also right on the water so it's a nice spot. Plus the beats are pretty close so you get...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bern has always been the city of bears, and formerly hosted their bears in a medieval hole in the ground. It was sad to see the bears trapped in the hole. The city has created a great outdoor area along the river with several layers,...More

Thank Tallahassee-Bob
Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't much to see, but I felt like I needed to see the bears if I was in Bern and they were easy to find. Historically, it's a great story to think bears have been there for as long as they have, so it...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

They're just there chilling, living their best life in the old town of Switzerland's Federal capital. They go to sleep over the Winter so if you catch a glimpse of them before hibernation, recognise your luck. I'm a close neighbour and overall they're pretty quiet,...More

Thank sara0902
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yep! We walked over to the Barenpark,and there really are real bears! Walking around and around. I guess their quarters are better than the old pits, but it still looked a little sad to me. But..Bears!!

Thank Graciel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited many times but was recently lucky enough to see the bears from very close. Definitely a must see if you happen to be in Bern. Also awesome for the kids.

Thank Svetlana1979_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Following the trail set out by Bern’s 11 trademark colorful and historic fountains, we found the Bern Bear in BarenPark [Bear Park] and then rested our feet in the cool Aare River

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend had been to the bear pit years ago and thought we should see it during our morning in Bern. The bear were not in the pit. Then we saw them in the adjacent hilly park. I was expecting cute black bears. We saw...More

Thank Rich S
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17 June 2017|
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Response from Alex L | Reviewed this property |
Moved, to a better location at the same place
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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....
19 May 2015|
Response from Fabian S | Reviewed this property |
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