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Grosser Muristalden 6, Bern 3006, Switzerland
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All reviews bear pit the river brown bear old town fun to watch across the bridge live bears tram depot souvenir shop large area an easy walk short visit city centre great view nice walk visiting bern on display
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

What can you say, great place to see three lovely bears in the middle of Bern. Do yourself a favour and have a beer or even better have something to eat in the restaurant behind the bears.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stuart153Seaforde
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend - lots of habitat for the bears. Beautiful scenery and enjoyable walk. There is a free funicular to take you to the River Aare - and the walk is along the bear’s dwelling.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Naildozer
Reviewed 28 October 2018

It is a limited space inside a hillside where you can see bears, the symbol of Bern.This area is better than their previous residence, (it was a hole which is now empty), but in any case it is not an ideal home for them.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Antonis K
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Walking to find the bear park from our hotel in Bern was fun. I lost my way and walked way out of my way to find it, but that is somewhat the fun of it all. It was a warm autumn afternoon and the bears...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kathykinnear
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This park sits aside a beautiful river, there are bears to watch in the enclosure, but the big draw is the path down by the river. An elevator is on site allowing for wheel chair access to the path along the river. It’s also free!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim C
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Not much to see here except a sad looking bear with nothing to do and just pacing up and down in frustration . Situated in a town centre and open to anyone .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pinotprincess68
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Taking bus No 12 from the train station or from the central street of old town you get off at ''Barenpark''. You will see a lift that takes you down to the river bank and the park. Not many bears to see, the most interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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17 June 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.
15 August 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....
19 May 2015|
Response from 704fabians | Reviewed this property |
I SAW 2 of them
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