Union Experience
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Take a journey through Union Experience and discover the rich history of the Pivovarna Union brewery. Enjoy the vibe of the famous Pub Union and revel in the exquisite selection of Ljubljana’s most beloved beer. Inside the Union Experience is exclusive gift shop. Pre-booking is required on: https://bit.ly/34B4Oag
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Julie G
Northern California36 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We booked our tickets directly theough the Union website less than an hour before the first tour of the day on a drizzly Friday in November - and it turned out to be a private tour with Nina! We went through the museum which housed some of the most incredible pieces of antique equipment. Nina reviewed the history of the brewery from its inception to current day, including major historical events that impacted the country, city & brewery. We had the luxury to ask any questions that came up and Nina graciously, thoroughly and intelligently answered. The VR brewery production tour was great - a fun walk through the process and the technology definitely delivered on the virtual experience. Afterward we enjoyed a beer tasting and had an enjoyable conversation with Nina. All in all, a wonderful tour that we would recommend to beer lovers and history buffs!
Written November 4, 2022
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Hi Julie G! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! :) We are really glad you liked the tour, VR experience, beer tasting and our tour guide Nina. We hope to see you again! :)
Written November 17, 2022
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William Wieslander Lyngbæk
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
We we're at the union experience on an interrail trip 3 young guys and this was one of our highlights. We had a touring by Ana and had a great timing at the tour with a surprising amount of depth and interactivity. Definitely a recommendation. On top of the great tour the beer tasting at the end adds great value to the experience and a nice round off to a fun tour. Would recommend.
Written July 12, 2022
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Hi williamwieslander, what a cool review! We are more than glad that you enjoyed Union Experience with beer tasting. We hope to see you again. :)
Written October 6, 2022
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lukievdb
Hereford, UK5 contributions
May 2022
Getting there: you cannot miss the big red building of the brewery itself. Entrance is next to the Union Pub. This isn't very well signposted though; furthermore the gate is closed until the guides come out a few minutes before the tour time. We had the Ljubljana Tourist Card and couldn't pre-book online. I think there were more people like us, in the end the group turned out to be rather large. The tour hostess Jerca was very knowledgable and did a good job guiding us through what is actually a nice museum of old things all to do with brewing beer of course. After that everybody was taken into a big room and give VR headsets which show the techniques used presently. I think this a very good way for keeping vistors off the workfloors. Personally I would have liked to have a better look at certain displays. However, that would have eaten into the important last bit of the tour: the tastings!
4 different (lager) types of beer, and we are from now on truly hooked on the unfiltered variety. Jerca spent some quality time in our corner. As expected we had to say goodbye before the next tour started, exiting through the pub for a few more experiences....
Again, Jerca
Written June 6, 2022
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Hi lukievdb! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! :) We are really glad you liked the tour, our beer tasting and our amazing tour guide Jerca. We hope to see you again! :)
Written October 6, 2022
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Emil B
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
Had a great time with my friends! Extremely cheap beer in the restaurant and even more beer is included in the experience. We had Jerca as our guide, she made it interesting and was great in general. Big thanks!

PS you get a free beer glas afterwards which you may fill up at the restaurant! 10/10
Written July 27, 2022
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Hi Emil B, thank you so much for your amazing review! We are always happy when we get such positive reviews and really glad you liked our pub, the tour and our tour guide Jerca! We hope to see you again. Cheers! :)
Written October 6, 2022
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Vitalina Bekker
La Possession, Reunion Island20 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was a rainy day in Ljubljana and we decided to do an indoor activity and our choice has turned to visiting Union Experience in order to learn more on how the authentic Slovenia beers are brewed. I highly recommend it. We made a very interesting visit with Marko, he was always happy to answer our questions and made our visit really full of discoveries and fun. The visit end by the beer dégustation when we could try super delicious beer!
Written September 25, 2021
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Thank you vitalina_bekker for coming, we are really glad you liked the tour and our tour guide Marko! We hope to see you again. Cheers! :)
Written December 1, 2021
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Anneka P
Birkirkara, Malta1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
Really enjoyed the tour through the Union museum, taught us a lot about the history and manufacturing of the beer. Our tour guide Jerca was very informed and made the experience all the more interesting. The virtual reality experience was fun too.
Written July 27, 2022
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Hi 936annekap, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your Union Experience tour and that you were happy with our tour guide Jerca. Thank you for such a wonderful review!
Written October 6, 2022
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KlemenT1
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Wow what a great inside into history and technology of the brewery. The tour consists of brewery history museum tour, virtual tour though the modern Union brewery and tasting of the different Union beers. Thanks to our guide Jerca for such a nice experience. Must see for all beer lovers.
Written October 9, 2022
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Hi KlemenT1, thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are really glad you liked the tour, VR experience and our tour guide Jerca. We hope to see you again! :)
Written November 17, 2022
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Annie J
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
It was great with the virtual reality visit where you can learn about the modern beer making and the tour on the museum for the old fashion ways. To top it off tasting of 4 diffetent beers. Ana our guide was awsome she made the visit interesting and was keen to help! We had lots of fun.
Written September 10, 2022
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roman_alv
Glyfada, Greece121 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Ljubljana's brewery at its finest. Noone should miss the opportunity to learn the history of the city by its brewery. There are many aspects that our guide, Nina, gave us. A unique VR experience at the beginning about the process of making a beer and then a very beautiful museum. At last Nina offered us some unique beers to taste with many gifts. Don't miss it if you ever be in Ljubljana!
Written July 30, 2022
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Thank you roman_alv for coming, we are really glad you liked the tour and our tour guide Nina, VR experience and beer tasting! We hope to see you again. Cheers! :)
Written October 6, 2022
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James F
2 contributions
Apr 2022
An excellent brewery experience. On a wet day in Ljubljana, this was the perfect experience. Tour starts with a Virtual Reality experience which is very cool and is a great way to bring you around the site. Our tour guide Lucija was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly about Union's interesting history and we enjoyed seeing the old brewery equipment. Union makes a wide array of drinks, not only beer, including Radlers and non-alcoholic options which were available to taste at the end of the tour in addition to the beer. Would recommend including the brewery tour in your visit to Ljubljana, particularly if you are lucky enough to get Lucija as your tour guide.
Written April 28, 2022
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