Beroun Bear Reserve

The royal town of Beroun has had a bear symbol in its emblem and on its flag for several hundred years, and in 2000 it acquired live bears.

Vojta, Kuba and Matěj were born in January 2000 at Český Krumlov castle. Unfortunately, the mother bear didn’t want to take care of her cubs, so the Czech director and screenwriter Václav Chaloupek took them in. He soon made them famous in the children’s fairy tale series The Bears (Méďové).

After filming, the bears found a home just outside the centre of Beroun. The town built a bear reserve on the Town Mountain. The bears have a beautiful and spacious area with a swimming pool. You can observe the bears along the entire reserve or from the roof of the bear house, which is set up as an observation deck. Nearby is a children’s wooden playground, refreshments and a lookout tower with a beautiful view of the town and the surrounding countryside.

Since 2016, only Matěj and Kuba live in the bear enclosure, as Vojta died from a heart attack.