Bern Bear Park

Bern

A1 Wankdorf Nord direction Lausanne

A1 Wankdorf Nord direction Lausanne

A1 Betlehem Bern direction Ville

A1 Betlehem Bern direction Ville

A12 Weyermannshaus direction Fribourg

A12 Weyermannshaus direction Fribourg

A6 Wankdorf Nord direction Grauholz

A6 Wankdorf Nord direction Grauholz

Bern

Bern

Bärenplatz, Stadt Bern

Bärenplatz, Stadt Bern

Zytglogge, Kramgasse, Bern

Zytglogge, Kramgasse, Bern

A6 Ostring direction Wankdorf

A6 Ostring direction Wankdorf

A1 Grauholz direction Zurich

A1 Grauholz direction Zurich

Bern - Sky View 1

Bern - Sky View 1

A1 Felsenauviadukt direction Vaud

A1 Felsenauviadukt direction Vaud

Schloss Bümpliz, CH-3018 Bern

Schloss Bümpliz, CH-3018 Bern

A1 Wankdorf dir. Thun

A1 Wankdorf dir. Thun

A1 Neufeld - Wankdorf

A1 Neufeld - Wankdorf

Kirchenfeld

Kirchenfeld

A1 Neufeld dir Forsthaus

A1 Neufeld dir Forsthaus

A1 Wankdorf dir. Grauholz

A1 Wankdorf dir. Grauholz

Bern-Altstadt - Münstergasse

Bern-Altstadt - Münstergasse

Bärecam

Bärecam

The Bern Bear Pit is an attraction that is known far beyond the borders of Switzerland. Since 2009 the bears of Bern also have a modern 6,000 square meters park at their disposal that they can reach via a tunnel.

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Language:
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Duration:
1/2 day

Persons:
1 - 20

Cost:
Yes

Season:
Whole year

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Bern has spared no expense to ensure the welfare of its heraldic animals. It cost millions of dollars to replace the legendary bear pit with a modern park in which they can climb, fish, play and withdraw. The 6,000 square meters large premises range from the erstwhile bear pit on the banks of the Aare (opposite the Old Town) to the river.

The "Bear Pit", which still exists, and remains at the bears' disposal, has been listed as one of the federal cultural objects of national significance and has been included in the highest cantonal preservation category. The pit is connected to the park via a tunnel.

Guests can go on a tour of the old bear pit as well as the new bear park. They get to see the new park with its green hilly terrain, which includes caves and the "Bear Bath" in the Aare River.

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