"Cesky Krumlov Castle: Bear Pit" Cesky Krumlov Things to Do Tip by monkeytrousers
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At the entrance to the castle, make sure you look over the bridge to see the bear pit. Bears have been in the pit ever since the Rozmberks took over the castle as they believed the bears were a symbol of strength and protect the castle. This is why a bear appears on the Cesky Krumlov town emblem and the Rozemberks family crest. The bears looked very healthy when I saw them but you can see some of the former inhabitants on the castle appartment tours.