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Jan Becher Museum

T. G. Masaryka 57, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
420-17-317-0156
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Karlovy Vary
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Tour the historic cellars and watch a video on the aging and production of Becherovka, a well-known medicinal herbal liqueur.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We felt that our tour was a bit overcrowded. Everything was rushed, therefore the information about history was very interesting, guide was not heard very well. Basically, this and other same tours are very similar to each other - especially the final part - tasting. This is about of how you present and sell. This did not sell, but anyway... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

As the home of Becherovka, this museum should definitely be better. You pay 120 koruna for the tour which lasts about 15 minutes and another 15 minutes sitting watching a video whilst sampling 3 different varieties of the liqueur (you have to pay another 30 koruna for the final variety). A couple who were with us asked if they could... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is a typical touristy site that provides just an average quality information and atmosphere on the other hand totally focuses on sale Jan Becher products. During the museum tour you get details that you easily find on the internet, the English guiding is far from perfect, biggest part of the tour is tasting of 3 samples of Becher liquer.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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449 reviews 449 reviews
248 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

It is an OK tour , nothing brilliant, pleasant enough place with a reasonable guide, I did the German speaking tour using my own basic German and English notes provided by the museum. It just did not sparkle for me and the aninmated figures of Jan Becher and collegues giving a toast were a real joke. I did quite enjoy... More

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Lovosice, Czech Republic
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Exhibition is nice. You can go though history of this famous spirit. You can also see process of manufacturing. degustation is also pleasant.

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Bilbao, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

for a while i have been wanting to learn about the history of the most famous czech liquer and its founders,the museum is excellent,but the quality of the guide wasn t too great due to poor english,but definitely worth to visit

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Naples, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This was a nice experience because its a liquor most Americans never heard of or have tried. They were very nice, and after about a 30 min tour, we got to sample the goods. Lemon was our favorite.

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Rudolfstetten, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The visit must be accompanied by a guide. You must previously assure that you get an English (or German) or whatever language guide, if you do not want to join a Russian Tour. The town is full of Russian visitors and tours usually are being held in Russian language. The museum is quite interesting, showing with a nice film, how... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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130 reviews 130 reviews
56 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We liked the modernness of the facility and enjoyed the tour. The only reason it was not 5 stars is we had to take the Czech tour because the English may or may not happen because there were not a lot of tourists there. This was not a real problem because they gave us English guides to read and all... More

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Dresden, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

A small but nice museum. The gide was very nice. The interior was really great. Overall, it was worth visiting.

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