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The Bear Reserve

Beroun For Children Sights and Attractions Nature Attractions
A bear is one of the symbols of the town and since 2000 the bear reserve has been inhabited by three bears from a popular TV series. The bears brothers called Vojta, Kuba and Matěj were born on 13 January 2000 in Český Krumlov to Kateřina and Vok. Their mother refused to nurse them. They were adopted by a bear leader and then by film director Václav Chaloupek, who made a popular TV series called Méďové with them. In September 2000 they moved to a newly built reserve in Beroun. Every year, a birthday party is held at the bear reserve on 13 January with the film director Václav Chaloupek as a regular guest. 
In 2015, during the 750 aniversary of Beroun foundation, the bears got their own ID licences for their 15th birthday. Today, only two bears can be seen in the reserve - Kuba and Matěj. The smallest bear Vojta died on 13 April 2016 of a heart attack. His dad Vok, died in the same year, aged 31.
The bears seem to look alike. Matěj can be recognised by a white stripe on his back.
You can contribute towards the costs of keeping the bears in the money box placed by the reserve or to a special account 51-4852560217/0100.
The bear reserve is freely accessible all-year-round. There is a stall sellings snacks and drinks and a childrens playground.
You can visit a nearby observation tower with a stunning view of Beroun. https://www.mesto-beroun.cz/pro-turisty/tipy-na-volny-cas/ Coordinates: 49.9632169, 14.0660711

The Berounka River

Beroun Sights and Attractions Nature Attractions
The Berounka river is formed by the confluence of the Mže and Radbuza. It is 130 km long and joins the Vltava in Lahovice. The original name of the river was Mže. Kosmas in his chronicle calls it the Msa or the Misa. It was the Pilsner memorialist Jan Tanner who called it the Berounka for the first time. The establishment and spreading of the name Berounka was mostly contributed to by the large map of Bohemia by J. K. Müller dated 1720. The river has brought numerous floods to Beroun. The first detailed reports and descriptions of floods - catastrophes that still afflict Beroun to this day, date back to the 17th century. The most disastrous great water hit Beroun in 1872. It flooded three-quarters of the town, inflicting tremendous damage. The water level on the square is indicated by a cast iron tablet situated on Jenštejn House. The last great water ravaged the city in August 2002. Part of the city including the square were flooded with water. The damage was estimated at 600 milion Czech Crowns. The calm river, on the other hand, was and still continues to be a paradise for anglers and also for water sportsmen.

A modern mobile weir over the Berounka river was built in 2010-2011. It is situated on the site of an old weir. The current weir is 2,5 m high and 90 metres wide. The weir is able to control the water level before the weir, and thus retain or accelerate the water flow.
The waterworks are part of the municipal flood control measures.

There is a small hydro power plant and a fish pass on the left bank near the weir. A small hydro power plant was built together with the weir. Four Kaplan turbines produce 720 kW. The 130 metre long fish pass is a natural type of pass and enables aquatic animals to migrate in both directions.

Městská Hora Hill

Beroun Sights and Attractions Nature Attractions
Městská hora (Town Mountain) is located in the centreof the town. Mighty advanced fortifications were built in the Middle Age on a hill with a height of 291 m above sea level. It used to be called the Priest Mouuntain (Kněží hora) according to the large area of land owned by the church. Thanks to the care provided by the Decoration Society and the Czech Tourist Club starting in the 1880s, the Town Mountain was gradually converted into a forest park. A fifteen-metre reinforced concrete gazebo was built in 1936 over the municipal water conduit reservoir. In 2000, the city built a bear yard on Town Mountain, in which it breeds three of its heraldic animals. Nowadays, there are only two of them - Matěj and Kuba - the third bear, Vojta, sadly died in 2016.
The feaceful woodland park offers two childrens´ playgrounds and a stall selling refreshment.

Koněprusy Caves

Koněprusy Nature Attractions
The Koněprusy Caves form the largest karst cave system in Bohemia. Visitors can admire the unique sinter formation known as the Organ, the remarkable profile of the Old Passageway, and the largest Prošek Dome with some famous discoveries of prehistoric skeletons.
The top level housed a secret workshop of money forgers in the 15th century.
Guided tours are performed only in the Czech language. Foreign visitors can borrow written guide or download an app.
The tour lenght is 620 meters, with 533 stairs (83 screw stairs in the end of the tour). The average air temperature is 10,5°C and 96 - 100% air humidity.
An educational trail Zlatý Kůň leads near the caves. http://konepruske.caves.cz Coordinates: 49.9151278, 14.0673389

Amerika Quarries

Mořina Nature Attractions
Amerika Quarries is an common name of limestone quarries, connected with underground tunnels. The most significant are Velká Amerika, Malá Amerika ad Mexiko an several more quarries hidden in the woods. The quarries are located near the Mořina village in the Czech Karst and are a property of Lomy Mořina ltd. The yellow tourist trail leads by the quarries. 
The quarries are private property and it is prohibited to enter any of them (including fishing and bathing). Be careful when approaching the quarries, leaving the marked trail can be dangerous.

by car15 km

on foot/ by bike 15 km https://www.lomy-amerika.cz/ Coordinates: 49.9601642, 14.1997953