Pilsner Urquell Brewery

Pilsner Urquell Brewery, Pilsen: Hours, Address, Pilsner Urquell Brewery Reviews: 4.5/5

Pilsner Urquell Brewery
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Every country has its symbols and legends and the Czech ones include Pilsner Urquell lager which has been brewed in a town called Plzen (Pilsen) since 1842. Since then the fame of Pilsner Urquell beer has spread around the world and, inspired by this exceptional brew, more than two-thirds of the beers produced today are commonly known as pils, pilsner or pilsener. The brewery tour showcases all of the authentic places where Pilsner Urquell lager has been brewed for more than 175 years, and where its story continues today. You will see the heart of the brewery - both the historical and contemporary brewhouse. You will smell and taste the raw materials that are used to brew Pilsner Urquell, and the panoramic cinema will take you through the brewing process. And at the end you will taste unfiltered Pilsner Urquell beer tapped straight from oak lager barrels in the historic brewery cellars.The brewery is open year-round. The journey from Prague takes about one-and-a-half hours and you can either travel on your own by car, bus or train.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Adihendler
Jerusalem, Israel18 contributions
worth visiting
Sep 2021
interesting, we learned a lot, and fun. the tour wasn't too long, and the tour guide was great, with a wide knowledge, but also with plenty of humor.
Written October 14, 2021
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic4,937 contributions
You can't miss this place when you are in Pilsner
Sep 2021
Great experience. Finally I understand how beer is made. The tour guide had nice English, was very pleasant and gave us a lot of interesting information about the concrete beer and brewery, and also about beer making in general.
There is good souvenir shop at the end of the tour. Me and my friend spent basically the same time there as we spent at the tour guide. There is a possibility of buying a beer glass and letting the shop assistant crave custom text on it. A perfect souvenir for you and your friends!
Written September 5, 2021
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Miguel G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ132 contributions
Save your Money for Real Beers at Local Pubs
Aug 2021
I have visited some of the most important European breweries in different countries. I can say that this one was by far the worst of them, although it is the city's number one attraction.
First of all, your are obliged to go with a guide. Second of all, they show things you see in all breweries. There is no interaction, no tasting of the raw material, no toys for children, no amazing screens for the visitors, ... anyway, I suggest you use the money of the tour ticket to buy your beer in local pubs.
Written August 24, 2021
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Nena
Mechelen, Belgium164 contributions
Great English tour!
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was by far the most clean and well organized brewery we’ve ever visited (and we do this A LOT). Great guide, thanks Renáta. Everything well explained, English was very good and overall a great experience.
Written August 11, 2021
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Kees M
Belfast, UK45 contributions
Informing an interactive tour!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Nice tour, with a lot of interaction. The underground Area is very impressive and cool, parking in the area is a little bit difficult.
Written September 19, 2020
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Fernanda K
Rio de Janeiro, RJ20 contributions
Must do in Pilsen
Sep 2020
The highlight of my time in Pilsen was the tour inside the brewery! Our guide Elizabeth was funny and very knowledgable, the beer tasting was just superb and the gift shop has some cool merch. If you go to Pilsen, you must do this tour.
Written September 15, 2020
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Jen B
London, UK166 contributions
Fascinating
Sep 2020 • Couples
A fascinating tour which lasts about 80 minutes and a glass of beer included in the ticket price. The English tour didn't start till 12.30 so we booked the German one at 11.15 (don't do it if you can't speak German). We had an hour to kill so walked to the town square (5 minutes), enjoyed the Saturday market, had a coffee and went back for the tour.
Written September 13, 2020
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RachaelVR46
Weymouth, UK174 contributions
Very interesting and informative brewery tour.
Aug 2020 • Couples
We booked our tickets on line the day before and our visit.
We arrived with plenty of time to spare and waited in the spacious waiting area for our tour to begin.
Our tour guide was very informative and humorous.
The big lift was great!
Going down to the cool cellars was very welcoming on a very hot day.
We enjoyed tasting the unpasteurised and unfiltered beer, tasty.

In the waiting area you will find a machine where you can make your own postcards which is a great thing to do!

Highly recommended this tour.
Written August 16, 2020
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Dear Rachael, thank you for your kind review. We look forward to your next visit. Have a nice day.
Written August 27, 2020
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silli303
Arnhem, The Netherlands264 contributions
Very nice tour
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a great english speaking guide who knews everything . Liked the tour, very. Ice souvernier shop
Written August 16, 2020
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Dear visitor, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our brewery tour. Have a nice day.
Written August 27, 2020
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Jakub F
Czech Republic331 contributions
Must visit
Jul 2020
This is a must visit for everyone who come to Plzen and loves beer. The tour takes about 1,5-2 hours but it is definitely worthy (even more for students, they have a big discount)! I recommend wearing something warm, because the cellar is very cold.
Written August 12, 2020
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Dobrý den Jakube, děkujeme za krásné hodnocení. Co bychom mohli pro přístě zlepšit pro 5 hvězdiček? Přeji hezký den.
Written August 27, 2020
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