history of Zeltwelt

«Zeltwelt has been there for you for almost 30 years…”

Benefit from our many years of experience with natural tents.


Vladimir Hulín, on the far left of the picture, as the leader of a scout group, sewed the first tent himself from a cotton fabric.

The company «HUMI» was founded by Vladimir and Ilona Hulín. For the time being, however, she concentrated only on the production of sleeping bags.

The tent production only began when the company "MARO" was founded by M. Rosenheim.

Vladimir Hulín took over the management of the company “FAM” based in Mseno CZ. The founders at the time were J. Novak and J. Franta.

The two young companies "MARO" and "FAM" merged and became the largest manufacturer of outdoor tents in Central Europe. The company name was taken over from "FAM". The production of the first Indian tipis from our standard cotton quality was included in the production.


Through the relations in the Czech Republic of Tomas brother, Pavel Beco, a partnership with the company «FAM» was established. Experiences were exchanged and the first orders from “FAM TIPI HOF GMBH” were also accepted in Switzerland. This was the hour of birth of today's Zeltwelt.

The official founder was the company “FAM WEST” in Germany and “FAM TIPI HOF GmbH” was a subsidiary for Switzerland. Tomas and Bernadette Beco take over the management. More robust fabric qualities and the manufacture of tipi poles were included in the production. First advertising appearance at trade fairs.

Development and launch of outdoor tents, chapiteaux and historic tents. The foundations for today's wide range of knight tents have been laid and divided with names such as Landsknecht, Tudor, Herald, Windsor and Versailles.

The tent production is constantly evolving. "FAM" teepees can be seen in Marlboro advertisements. Films like "Johanna von Orleans" and "Dune - Der Wüstenplanet" can be equipped with historical tents. The manufacture of wooden floors for the tents is developed.

Foundation of a subsidiary «TENTWOOD», which will take over wood production with immediate effect. First meeting of all European authorized dealers at the company headquarters in Mseno CZ. Further film sets will follow: "Knights from Passion" and "Hunters of the Lions"

The market launch of yurts, the Mongolian tents, is made possible and the development and production / construction of the first circus and cross tents is made possible.
10th anniversary!

Foundation of "FAM Liber tente" in France.
The consumption of raw material annually increases over 70 km of fabric and 60 km of rod material.

"FAM" is celebrating its birthday!
10 years of manufacturing historical tents - 15 years of company foundation

Another successful year in the world of tents!

The production was increased. The headquarters moves to Korycany. The yurt production is reorganized due to the great demand. New materials are being tested to meet the demands of European humid weather. The knight tent range has been expanded to include the “Normann” tent.

Since January 1st there has been a strategic cooperation with the company «FAM West GmbH». The selection of historical tents has been expanded to include additional self-supporting models. The range of fabrics has also been supplemented with a new cotton blend made from 420g / m2.
The most successful year in the history of Zeltwelt!

We are testing a new material for the yurt: "Linotex" with 480g / m2
Orders and customer satisfaction are increasing. The year is developing excellently!

Thanks to the yurts, the year with the highest sales since 1994, the crisis is over!
A new material has been successfully added to the range for the yurt: "sunbrella Plus" from Dickson.

FAM ZeltWelt GmbH remains successful and has added another material to its range: "UV-FR Canvas" from TenCade - a high-tech material with a natural appearance.
Also new to the range are various inner clothes for the tipis: improved cuts for the linigs and ozans (sky).

The development of the yurt is being driven forward. There are house yurts and raft yurts. Entry on Facebook!

20th anniversary!

The first complete relaunch of ZeltWelt. «FAM Zeltwelt GmbH »becomes new«Zeltwelt GmbH »renamed. Entry of Selina Beco, the daughter-in-law as a partner of Zeltwelt GmbH. Complete revision of the website and social media presence.

The website grows with exciting tent stories about successfully implemented projects. The new Zeltwelt-The appearance is well received by the customers and a clear increase can be felt. We get 1000 Likes on Facebook! 

A very strong yurt year! The residential yurts are enjoying growing popularity and offer their residents a number of animated hours in dreamy locations. In the exhibition, we now have a completely insulated and heated yurt for customer advice.

There is an increase in the Zeltwelt Family! We look forward to welcoming Yves Beco to our team from March. He will continue to expand the marketing and IT department and will represent Selina on maternity leave. 

This year we have sold twice as many yurts compared to last year. It is a year of change. Tomas Beco hands over the management to the younger generation. Yves Beco officially becomes the partner of Zeltwelt GmbH.

Large yurt projects shaped the year! Like the two yurts in Davos or the three yurts for the sauna landscape of Rhybadi. After 25 intensive years, Tomas Beco starts his well-deserved retirement. The Zeltwelt The team is newly enriched by Pascal Dufner, who supports us primarily in marketing, but also in future development jobs.

A year full of exciting projects lies behind us. Interest in the yurts was still noticeably high. The range ran across so many areas, with a focus on gastronomy and social institutions. Spaces were created for schools, meeting places, holiday accommodation and much more.

The Corona year was a successful year for us from a business perspective. It was clearly noticeable that people were increasingly looking for places to retreat to in natural tents. However, we were also confronted with new challenges such as the lack of wood resources and excessively rising purchasing prices.

The order situation was very positive despite high purchasing and energy prices. However, due to increased demand and larger projects, we were forced to make important decisions in the area of ​​logistics and warehouse structure. From a personnel perspective, we also had to think about how we should organize ourselves in the future.

A year that was anything but expected. Although the start of the season took an unusually long time, we started the new year with incredible momentum! One event led to another and to top it all off, we finally found a new location for our business in Salenstein, which fulfilled pretty much everything we were looking for. In addition to a few larger projects, the second half of the year was dominated by the major move and renovation of the office space.

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