The centre of the State Nature Protection Institution «Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve» is located 125 km from Minsk, 140 km from Vitebsk and 37 km from Lepel and is situated about 3 km from the road Minsk-Vitebsk.
A café "Forest Tavern" is opened!
A roadside café "Forest Tavern" has been opened in the tourist complex "Nyvky", which is located just 300 meters from the highway Minsk - Vitebsk (M3). Visitors of the new café will appreciate the warm atmosphere and hospitality of the staff. It offers a modern and comfortable interior, designed in traditional style. Guests are offered a variety of traditional Belarusian cuisine at affordable prices. Opening hours of the café: from Monday to Thursday and Sunday 9.00 - 20.00, Friday and Saturday 9.00 - 22.00. Tel. +375 2132 26319.
A model of European nature
The Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve is the oldest and the only natural area of protection in the Republic of Belarus of the highest rank. It is a real model of natural environment, one of very few undisturbed corners of European part of the southern taiga
A kingdom of mires
Vast mire tracts are the beautiful element of the Reserve’s natural terrain. Due to the unique ability of peat layers to keep the remnants of once living plants, mires are an ideal chronicle of vegetation change in a certain area.
Nowadays fauna of the Berezinsky numbers 56 species of mammals, 234 species of birds, 10 species of amphibians, 5 reptile species, and 34 species of fish. In the protected forests, mires and meadows grow more than 800 species of vascular plants, 45 of which are listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus.
Unity with nature
A perfect way to get to know the unique nature of the Berezinsky Reserve is to visit one of many ecological educational trails and paths. They cover nearly all the variety of natural complexes of the Reserve – forests, mires, meadows, rivers and lakes.