BearPark / Tourist Information

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.

Since 2015, the BearPark now provides an inclined elevator which connects the riverside path and the upper end of the enclosure. The elevator (free of charge) is also an exciting way to view the bears from a new perspective.

Visitor information

Opening hours 
Tourist Information at the BearPark 
1.11. - 28.2.: 11 am to 4 pm (Friday to Sunday) 
1.3. - 31.5.: 10 am to 4 pm (daily) 
1.6. - 30.9.: 9 am to 6 pm (daily) 
1.10. - 31.10.: 10 am to 4 pm (daily) 

  • Bus 12 to the Bear Pit (Bärengraben)

  • Car parking

  • Wheelchair access

  • Restaurant