The Bärenpark is the home of several brown bears and can be visited 24 hours a day.
According to legend, the city of Bern was named after the first hunted animal in the forest, a bear. The "most convincing proposition" in the present state of research, however, is rather the derivation of the name from the Celtic word berna, which occupies the "gap" or "slit" which the river Aare carved into landscape at this point.
The bear is present everywhere in Bern. A bear adorns the flag and the bear moat has long been a well-known attraction and landmark of the city. For reasons of animal welfare, the Bärengraben has been rebuilt into a revealing bear park in which the brown bears have access to the Aare. The large bear pit is still needed when the large enclosure is cleaned and the small ditch is open to the public.
It is situated right next to the Aare river, opposite the old town.
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