Without obstacles through the BearPark

Whether on foot, with a pram or in a wheelchair – the BearPark is barrier-free and also accessible to wheelchair users thanks to the “Bärebähnli”, which runs down to the banks of the Aare. This free panoramic inclined lift is located at the southern end of the BearPark and connects the Cobblestone path with the Aareuferweg.

Accessible events, exhibitions and experiences

On our website we indicate which experiences are accessible for people with disabilities. Accessible experiences bear the corresponding icons. A distinction is made between barrier-free access for people with visual, hearing or mobility impairments. In addition, experiences with easy-to-understand language and experiences especially for children are marked separately with icons.

The accessibilities in detail


Mobility impaired

Events are accessible for people with mobility impairments.


Visually impaired

Events is suitable for blind and visually impaired people.


Hearing impaired

Events is suitable for people with hearing disabilities.

Event für Kinder

Event for children

Event especially for children

Leicht Verständlich

Easy to understand

The event is particularly easy to understand.

Feedback on the accessibility of the website

If you have noticed any deficiencies in the barrier-free access to content on our website, please fill out our feedback form. The feedback mechanism provides us with indispensable information for the further removal of barriers.

Frequently asked questions about accessibility in the BearPark

Where are the parking spaces for people with an impairment?

Bärengraben car park, Klösterlistutz 8, 3013 Bern Open position on map.bern.ch

Where are the accessible toilets in the BearPark?

Public toilets are located in the building of the Restaurant Altes Tramdepot, Grosser Muristalden 6, 3006 Bern. These are staffed around the clock. The frosted glass doors open by motion sensor.

Is the BearPark accessible for people with an impairment?

Yes, the BearPark can be experienced without obstacles. Since 2015, the “Bärebähnli”, a wheelchair-friendly panoramic inclined lift, has been available in the BearPark. The lift can be used free of charge and provides a quick connection between the banks of the Aare and the upper part of the park. It’s a unique experience to glide through the BearPark!

Can I visit the BearPark with a walking disability or a pram without any obstacles?

Yes, the “Bärebähnli” provides obstacle-free access to the Aare at the BearPark. The inclined lift is located at the southern end of the BearPark and connects the cobblestone path with the riverside path. With the “Bärebähnli”, people with walking difficulties and families with prams can visit the Bern BearPark without obstacles.

How much does a ride on the “Bärebähnli” (inclined lift) cost?

The panoramic inclined lift is free of charge and goes down to the banks of the Aare.

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