Bear ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Grosser Muristalden 6, 3006 Bern, Switzerland
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +41-313571515
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Park
Bear Park - Review
In Swiss vernacular, Bern is pronounced as “Barn”, which translates to bear. An obvious association, since the bear is featured on Switzerland’s coat of arms and is treated as the country’s national animal. Stories say that the city was named after animal that was slayed in the surrounding forest area.
The love for bears becomes apparent in this park. Housing live bears in 1513, the Bear Park is a well-loved and rather popular place. The beautiful park built on the sloped alongside the Aare River, where the bears can play, take a swim, climb trees, adds to ambience of the park. The bears also have their own caves, should they desire privacy! If there’s ever a crash course you need on bears, the Bear Park is where you should be headed to.
Bear Park Information
- Entry is Free.
How To reach Bear Park by Public Transport
- Bern, Bärengraben (bus stop)
Restaurants Near Bear Park
- Brasserie Barengraben
- Altes Tramdepot
- Casa Novo
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Things to Know Before Visiting Bear Park
95% of people who visit Bern include Bear Park in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
48.52% of people start their Bear Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bear Park
84.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bear Park
Bear Park Trips
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Bear Park, Bern Reviews
A blot on an otherwise beautiful city. The bears deserve a more natural environment than a concrete hole surrounded by gawking tourists. It would be great if Bern would invest in a more humane and natural habitat for these beautiful animals.
Such a cool place. If you come at certain times, the Bears come in the pit to be fed so it's fun to watch them look for the food that the staff his around the pit. Greta place to relax and eat lunch. I love going down to the water and dipping my feet there as I eat a quick snack or meal. Very picturesque and it's nice watching the locals swim with their floaties and observing the locals.
If you walk from the main train station it will take you about 20 minutes to arrive to this bear pit (It is guaranteed to be a nice walk because you will walk through the center of the town). You may already see tne bears from the nearby bridge. Otherwise you can go downstairs and get to see them much closer. There is also a restaurant and a souvenir shop quite close to the pit. A place that should be on your list indeed!
Sunny summer day which got ruined seeing bears in sad depressive conditions. One had tucked himself away into the metallic closure door hoping it would open to get away from the pit. Expected much better from the Swiss than this form of abuse no matter how light it might be considered for tourism attraction. Allow the animals to roam fully in their area rather than imprisoning them in the pit. If they show up to meet the tourists great if not too bad. We came, group of 30 to see your town not imprisoned animals.
Incredible! The bears look health, they are comfortable with people so close to them. The enclosure is ideal, the bears camouflage extremely well into the environment.