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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  • This tourist attraction is a "must" for anyone visiting Bern. Directly on the Aare River and overlooking the old town, it is a visit to this city.
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  • Bears are not out much this time of year. You will see them a lot in april. Weather will be nicer and will make for nlgreat photos.  more »
  • It was winter so I couldn’t see the bears but it’s a great place to walk. I had a black vanilla ice cream that I didn’t know it excited but it was great I’ll post a photo so yo can see. They also have...  more »

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