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December 15, 2010 |
Bear Pits of Bern: Bärengraben and Bärenpark

Bern’s Bear Pit or Bärengraben in Switzerland has long been a tourist attraction that draws mixed reactions. The bear is the city’s mascot, an emblem that features prominently and is represented in the coat of arms. In 1911, Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen founded Bern and named it after the first animal that was killed [...]

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