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Jan Becher Museum

T. G. Masaryka 57, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
420-17-317-0156
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Ranked #11 of 21 attractions in Karlovy Vary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Poznan, Poland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It's a perfect example of how museum of a regional specialty should be done. I definetely recommend this 40-minute trip (especially that at the end you get to taste 3 kinds of Becherovka) and seeing a beaufitul plaza in the middle of the building.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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84 reviews 84 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The history of Becherovka is fascinating and even though the beverage is no longer brewed in the centre of town, the museum gives a good insight of how the famous drink came into being. We were offered 3 different types of Becherovka to taste all inclusive. The tour cost €10 for a family group. (Orange drink for the under 18's).... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Jan Becher Museum also provides tour through and I would personally say that it does worth to go! Interesting history and also the tasting of few kinds of Becherovka on the end! :)

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Deltona, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It is a paid tour of how they make this liquor and its history. You get three shots of liquor at the end of the tour.

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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It was a poor experience. The admission ticket price was of 120 CZK for the tour which last about 20 minutes and 10 minutes sitting and watching a movie while tasting different varieties of Becherovska - choose by the guide (for the other 2 you have to pay another 30 CZK). Anyway we like Becherovska and we brought home also... More

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Athens, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Until 2010, this was the location of the Becherovka factory. Now the production has moved, in order to keep up with the demand, so the former factory has turned into a museum. The guide was polite and informative but she spoke in czech; we, foreigners, were being given the text in english (or german or russian). We got to know... More

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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186 helpful votes 186 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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