Pilsner Urquell Brewery, Pilsen

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Discover the birthplace of pilsner beer at Pilsner Urquell Brewery, located less than an hour southwest of Prague. Dating back to the 1840s, the brewery is the country's biggest exporter of domestically produced beer. Guided tours, the only way to enter the brewery, reveal the origins of the world-famous lager, produced for nearly 170 years using a recipe originally created by Bavarian master brewer Josef Groll. The tour offers you a chance to see the brewery's bottling plant and historical cellars, where you can taste unfiltered and unpasteurized pilsner beer poured from oak barrels. Check online for tour options and reserve your tickets by phone or e-mail. By using our Pilsen online trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Pilsner Urquell Brewery and other attractions in Pilsen.
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  • Fascinating afternoon, really good tour in excellent English. Taken through the whole brewing process, then tasting the beer in its raw form (before pasteurising and filtering), and then off to an... 
    Fascinating afternoon, really good tour in excellent English. Taken through the whole brewing process, then tasting the beer in its raw form (before pasteurising and filtering), and then off to an...  more »
  • Worth a visit. The guided tour is around 80minutes and very oriented on the history of the brewery. For the part under ground I’d recommend little warm clothes 
    Worth a visit. The guided tour is around 80minutes and very oriented on the history of the brewery. For the part under ground I’d recommend little warm clothes  more »
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  • Very interesting tour. Unfortunately the English one is nearly once a day but you can attend attend also may group by listening to a recorded guide. Not the same but ok. There is also 🍺 tasting which is interesting and don't miss the extra tour in the real production line where the bottles an cans are being filled. A young lady Patricia I think speak excellent English and is the guide ever. Try to not miss her.
  • Pilsner Urquell was the world's first pale lager, and was so popular that the German form of the town's name, Pilsner, became ubiquitous around the world, even being served by request to royalty. Today we were fortunate to not only tour the old brewery, but also the new, before a group of us were taken into the subterranean tunnels for more exploration and to sample it straight from the underground barrels. I'm a little bereft of adequate descriptors, so let's just say damnation. And btw one could totally vanish down there and no one would see you for a long time in those tunnels 🤣😇🫣 The brewery itself is not just a brewery. It's a whole town. The experience is educational, cohesive, expansive, they take you through time and history, before leaving you into the earth, guiding you through tunnels... Cold tunnels, for your barrel samples. You're going to love this. It's completely worth it and it's place is amazing.

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