A must-see in Bern, don't miss it. Spend some time on reading the detailed information on the signs.
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I was pleased to see the bears had plenty of room to live their lives but I was horrified at the old space where they had lived. Any animal lover would be horrified that the government have not filled in the old small bear pit....More
For years the bear (Bern is derived from bear according to local lore) at het entrance to the old town near the river was the main tourist draw and he was living in a very dismall bear pit, unworthy of a modern countrie's attitude to...More
Basically if you are in Bern --you go see the bears while you are here. Easy parking but lots of tourists busses parked everywhere. Simply we saw 3 bears living in a protected habitat on a hill next to a beautiful river. Very scenic area....More
Most fun is if you can find the 3 bears and follow their actions for a while. They're not in the pits anymore, but there's an informative display in one of the original pits. Walk there from the downtown, or take the tram.
All the tourists seem to go over the bridge to this part of the town; there is a bus stop also. Bern means bear, apparently, and the crest of the canton has the bear figure on it. There is a bear fountain right near the...More
The bear park is at the end of the main street just over the bridge that runs through the old town. The bears seem to have a good environment to live and looked happy. It was a hot day and we saw a bear (Bjork?)...More