City of bears

The city of Bern has had a close relationship with the bear since its foundation. According to legend, the city owes its name to the animal. The bear now appears on flags, fountains, and buildings, and can even be visited in the public BearPark.

At the bottom of the Old Town of Berne, guests can have a look at the heraldic animal that lives in the cities famous BearPark. It is open year-round and the entrance is free. Around the BearPark are a wide range of seating and picture options.

The bear is not only found in the BearPark. Countless of these animals can be found throughout the city: fountain figures, at the clock tower (Zytglogge), facades decoration, bears made out of hazlenut gingerbread and choclate and many more.

  • Fun Fact

    It has become calm in the BearPark: Finn, Björk and Ursina have retreated into their caves for the cold winter and will be back in the fresh air more often from March 2020.

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