Tierpark Dahlholzli, Bern

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The Tierpark Dählhölzli, or Dählhölzli Zoo, is a public zoo in Bern, Switzerland.

It opened in 1937 and is operated by an affiliated association, the Tierparkverein Bern. The city of Bern owns the zoo and provides most of its financing. It is situated on the bank of the river Aare near the historical city center.

The zoo exhibits some 3,000 animals on 15 ha (37 acres) and employs a staff of 27. It also cares for the bears exhibited in the Bärengraben.
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  • We enjoyed our visit with the kids there, seeing the animals. And the small pic-nic area also features a nice food provider with hot-dogs or fish'n'chips which were surprisingly good :-) 
    We enjoyed our visit with the kids there, seeing the animals. And the small pic-nic area also features a nice food provider with hot-dogs or fish'n'chips which were surprisingly good :-)  more »
  • Small but very pretty . Not expensive. Eule Bistro had bad coffee. Did not try the outside restorant. 
    Small but very pretty . Not expensive. Eule Bistro had bad coffee. Did not try the outside restorant.  more »
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  • Great place for family and kids, the entrance of the Zoo has farm animals available to see and sometimes touch, all for free! There is also a coffee/tea room. If you go up the road, there is a park for kids and the zoo. You have to pay to enter the zoo, it's not too expensive and they have a good choice for animals. It's not big but interesting and nice to visit. Parking can be complicated but a little walk from the car works. All in all, it's a place worth visiting and spending an afternoon there.
  • After the harrowing experience of the Berlin zoo, I was very hesitant to visit another one, but this is a completely different beast. Animals look much better and happier than Berlin, and there aren't many "big" ones. As good as a zoo can be, I believe.

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