Berne’s mascot is the bear, which the city’s founder, Duke Berchtold V von Zähringen, named the city after the first animal caught there. Bears appear on Berne’s coat of arms and can also be seen at the Bear Pits.
- Grosser Muristalden 6, 3006 Bern
- Bus 12 (stop: Bärengraben)
- Telephone (031) 357 15 25
- Website www.baerenpark-bern.ch/
- Open 8am–5pm daily