Bear pit

Local nameBärengraben
LocationGryphenhübeli, Bern, Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra

The Bärengraben, or Bear Pit, is a tourist attraction in the Swiss capital city of Bern. It is a bear pit, or enclosure housing bears, situated at the eastern edge of the old city of Bern, next to the Nydeggbrücke and the River Aar. Although still in use, the Bärengraben has been supplemented since 2009 by the adjacent BärenPark, a larger and more natural enclosure alongside the River Aar.The Bärengraben and BärenPark are administered as a geographically discrete part of the city's Dählhölzli Zoo. The Bärengraben is a Swiss heritage site of national significance, and is of particular significance in Bern because the bear is a symbol of both the city and surrounding canton, and is featured in their coat of arms.

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Official Website

Phone +41 31 3571515

Address 4 Grosser Muristalden, Bern 3006, Switzerland

Coordinates 46°56'52.868" N 7°27'34.641" E

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