Bern and its bears

Sociability, opportunism and intelligence are just a few noteworthy characteristics that describe the Bernese and their bears. According to legend, the “Mutz” (as the Bernese call their bear) gave the city its name and was also made its heraldic animal.

Everywhere you look in Bern, you’ll see bears cavorting around: as fountain figures, in clockwork shows, bears made of gingerbread or chocolate, and of course real bears in BearPark.

Join us on this “bear-y” interesting tour – and find out all about the symbol of our city. Afterwards a delicious Bernese treat awaits you.

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Tour available:
Start time: By individual arrangement
Meeting point: Tourist Information at the main station
Duration: 90 minutes
 CHF 250.00 per group
Special price for school groups on request
Express surcharge: CHF 50.00 when booked less than 48 hours in advance
Languages: German / English / French
Note: Max. 20 persons per group

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