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Jan Becher Museum

Address: T. G. Masaryka 57, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-17-317-0156
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Ranked #14 of 18 Attractions in Karlovy Vary
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Tour the historic cellars and watch a video on the aging and production of Becherovka, a well-known...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The place is famous for Becherovska drink and the museum shows us why. It details how the drink came into existence and about its finders. In the end, they also have a tasting session. I am not very sure if people visiting Karlovy Vary will prefer this place to the grand outdoors. But if you have time to kill, this... More 

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67 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The famous alcoholic and herbal drink Becherovka is made in this town. The tour shows you how the drink is made and gives you a fascinating history. We don't like this drink, but the tour was very interesting. Only two people in the world know the formula for making this drink.

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California
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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It was an average trip and caused disruption to our schedule because the english tour was only operating at 1 p.m. We were forced to eat in the complex but without much time to spare but there was a coffee shop with an awesome salmon sandwich and equally good coffee. It was the highlight of the trip as the museum... More 

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Karlovy Vary, Karlovarsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The herbal liquer Becherovka is so called 13th spa spring of Karlovy Vary. It has more than 200 years tradition. Within guided tour (in EN, RU, DE or CZ) you get a lot of interesstig information about Becher´s family and production of this liquer. You will also taste 3 kinds of Becherovka. After the tour you can also buy some... More 

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For all connoisseurs of alcohol (but not only for them) this museum is a must. Within 2 hours you get all the information about the history of Beher's family and their famous baby called Beherovka. At the end of the visit you can buy all kind of liquid souvenirs.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Only guided tour. We made our schedule so we could arrive at the starting point in time. Generous description offered by guide. Tried all Becherovka types. Bought all of them from the shop located near the museum. Spent some nice time after visiting on the pub located near the shop&museum. Worth it all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband wanted to tour the factory as he enjoys chilled Becherovka every once a while. We toured and sampled different kinds of liquors.

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Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Remember the visit just because I had t run through the whole city to be in time for excursion. Nothing catching. Better buy a bottle of Becherovka in BILLA supermarket near by and drink it in a good company!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The tour was very quick and hurried, and only lasted for about 20 minutes. Lots of mannequins. I was expecting more information about how Becherovka is actually made, but it was more just a brief history. At the end we sat through a 10 minute video while sampling 3 types of Becherovka. The samples just about justified the 120czk admission... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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