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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. Using our custom trip planner, Bern attractions like Barenpark can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • < Bear Garden"and known as the written guide and the coat of arms of Berne, the symbol was bear in the... loved by the citizens, but it is a little disappointing impression in 3!
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  • Sadly, the bears were not out in the Bear Park when my family visited one Saturday morning. The park, however was open and there was a lot to see. You can learn about how the bears were housed initial...  more »
  • Very picturesque place: pit, at the bottom of which live bears. Them, however, it is not always possible to observe: bears hide for cover, fleeing from the Sun:) always the caretaker, which ensures that nobody accidentally or deliberately does not hit the hole to the bears. Previously there were tragic incidents.
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