Barenpark, Bern

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See the bears of the capital city at Barenpark, a brown bear shelter on the eastern edge of the city's Old Town. According to local legend, Bern got its name from a bear caught by Duke Berthold von Zahringen, the founder of the city. Bern's bear saga continues at this "bear pit," which underwent a massive reconstruction project in 2009. The spacious riverside park now spans over 6,000 sq m (65,000 sq ft), featuring a hibernation cave and secure areas where the animals can freely roam. Take a self-guided walk through this bear world, or call ahead to book a guided tour with an expert bear keeper. Before you head to Bern, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bern holiday maker , to make sure you see all that Bern has to offer, including Barenpark.
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  • The place itsself is charming, located right by the beautiful river of Bern. When we were there however there was just one bear present. The attraction is for free. It's worth to go there anyway, beca...  more »
  • Access is free. You can observe the three bears living their small lives without worrying about passers-by. The view is superb and you can enjoy a short walk by the water's edge
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