Bear Park, Bern

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Bear Park, Bern - Address, Phone Number

Address: Grosser Muristalden 6, 3006 Bern, Switzerland

Phone: +41-313571515

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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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  • Located just a bridge crossing from old town this restaurant is easy to get to and allows for some great photos of the city. Located right beside the bear park (they were hibernatng) would make this a fun stop for families. The restaurant/bar has amazing beer and good traditional Swiss/German food. Reasonable prices and good atmosphere.

  • There are still bears is Bern (name of the city is linked to it). Hopefully, they have got a new and big parc close to the river, in which then can spend good time. Definitely a place to pass by, even more if you have children ;)

  • Take a bicycle ride just beneath the park and around the riviera, stunning views and autumn get alive around here! Highly recommend

  • It's a very nice place for the afternoon~ there were three bears just walking for trying to find foods~

  • A great place for photography sessions, as this provides an excellent view of the river and the architecture around it. The bridge, with the houses and the river makes this place a must visit. Make it a point to walk along the pathway just beside the river stream. And yeah, there are bears too..

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