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The Bern bear pit is an attraction that is known far beyond the borders of Switzerland. Since 2009, the Bern bears have primarily had a modern, 6,000 square meter park at their disposal, which they reach through a tunnel - the BärenPark.

Since 1513 bears have been at home in Bern; until 1857 in the town itself, then in the bear pit, and since 2009 in the new and spacious Bärenpark.

The site on the banks of the Aare stretches from the former bear pit opposite the Old Town to the river. Thanks to a lift, the entire facility is now wheelchair-friendly. The “Bear Pit”, which still exists and has been listed as a federal cultural asset of national significance, remains at the bears' disposal.

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. Guided tours can also be booked during which you learn plenty of interesting things concerning the history of the Bärenpark - a peek behind the scenes.

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All year
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2 to 4 hours (half day)
Category
Urban, Nature

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Bären Park
Grosser Muristalden 6
3006  Bern
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)31 357 15 25
baerenpark-bern.ch
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Bären Park
Grosser Muristalden 6
3006 Bern
Phone  +41 (0)31 357 15 25
baerenpark-bern.ch
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