Pure experience! U can see the bears from near.

Pure experience! U can see the bears from near.

The beautiful BearPark in the lower old town of Bern. The 6,000 square meter site extends all the way down to the river Aare.

The beautiful BearPark in the lower old town of Bern. The 6,000 square meter site extends all the way down to the river Aare.

The popular bathing in the pool. A spacious bathroom parallel to the river Aare provides the bears with a real bear-life.

The popular bathing in the pool. A spacious bathroom parallel to the river Aare provides the bears with a real bear-life.

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The BearPark

Bern's heraldic animal has been released into new-found freedom on the beautiful slope of the Aare river. The creators of the new, bear-friendly BearPark have built a landscape where Björk and Finn can climb, fish and play, but also just retreat and relax.

A visit to the BearPark is a special experience for children as well as adults. Paths run through the park down to the Aare riverside path, giving visitors great insight into the lives of the bears. They can watch the bears play, bathe and climb right in front of their eyes.

The tour around the bear park is accessible each day.

Presence time of the animal nurses: Each day from 08.00 to 17.00 o'clock
Starting from main station Berne leads the Buslinie No. 12 (direction center Paul Klee) in 6 minutes to the Bear Park.
General information:
• Admission to the BearPark is free.
• The park is open 365 days a year.
• There is a lift for people with disabilities.
• Same location: The entrance to the BearPark is at the old BearPit (bus no. 12 to Bärengraben).
• The park is now home to two brown bears, Björk and Finn, who became parents of the cubs Berna and Ursina (born in mid-December 2009)

BearPark features:
• Path through the park for visitors
• River bath for the bears
• Various bear caves
• Field glasses and viewpoints
• Infrared cameras and web cams in the caves
• AudioGuide and mobile phone tour
• Museum and shop at the old BearPit
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