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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  • Interesting tour through the legendary brewery. First beer, the lager Pilsner type- bottom fermentation brewed in 1492 by Josef Groll. You will learn about the ingredients, beer manufacturing, visit.....  more
    Interesting tour through the legendary brewery. First beer, the lager Pilsner type- bottom fermentation brewed in 1492 by Josef Groll. You will learn about the ingredients, beer manufacturing, visit.....  more »
  • For those who like beer, it's a must. I bought the ticket on site, with credit card. I guess it was not a touristic season when I've been there. They focus a lot on the brewery history and in the... 
    For those who like beer, it's a must. I bought the ticket on site, with credit card. I guess it was not a touristic season when I've been there. They focus a lot on the brewery history and in the...  more »
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  • I did the English tour which was an iPhone app tagging along with a Czech tour. Really good experience. The cellars is the best but. The gift store is good too. Well worth a half days trip from Prague for example.
  • 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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