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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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  • This free bear zoo in the middle of the city is just an awesome deal; HOWEVER, the BEARS are sleeping right now so don't expect that for now. The views of Bern are very nice from here. I would definit...  more »
  • The bears now 2017 make hibernation in the Jnauar. However, they have a nice enclosure and the Outlook is fantastic, especially when the weather a trip worth.
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  • The bear Park belongs traditionally to Berne, but are really a featured attraction captive bears? That should decide every man for himself, I think there are more exciting alternatives.
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