Barenpark, Bern

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • How this is allowed and why there is not more outrage is unbelievable. Switzerland you should know better than this. Clearly they should be in a better environment. 
    How this is allowed and why there is not more outrage is unbelievable. Switzerland you should know better than this. Clearly they should be in a better environment.  more »
  • This is one of the most upsetting things I've seen in a while. How can this be a tourist attraction & how can people not see what is wrong with this?. It's disgusting, keeping 3 beautiful bears in a.....  more
    This is one of the most upsetting things I've seen in a while. How can this be a tourist attraction & how can people not see what is wrong with this?. It's disgusting, keeping 3 beautiful bears in a.....  more »
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  • Wonderful place to visit, stood there for one day during a vacation while I was waiting for some relatives to join us. There's a great coffee there with a very good hot chocolate!
  • Very nice place to go to if you visit Bern...a small but worthy Zoo

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