Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour

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Plzen, Czech Republic

Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour Plzen Reviews

tjwood tjwood
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Well worth the Time to See Dec 13, 2011
As stated above this is an excellent place for Beer heads. The grounds are very nice and the tour is short, you do get to drink unpasturized beer from the Vat.

Havg toured the Guiness and Jameson factories in Ireland the tour is about the same length.

I highly recommend walking around the grounds, looking through the gift shop (items are less expensive than other places) and the restaurant serves great local food.

Check out the town also!!
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138 reviews
Jan 06, 2008
While you are in Plzen you really should Visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery to sample one of the best beers in the world. There are two or three tours in English every day(mine Started 14:15) so you might want to check out when the tours start to time your visit.

During the tour of the Brewery you are first being shown a 10minute video about the history of the history of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery and its way to international glory before youre being guided to the bottling area where your learn about how the beer is made and the different ingredients used. Beware that this place reeks of beer and a girl said that she started to feel ill after a couple of minutes(sissy!). The guide will then take you to the new production hall , following to the old production hall where you can look inside some of the old boilers (in lack of a better word).

The tour is gets really interesting when its continues down to to old cellars where there are many old barrels of beers and some history of making beers the old way are being taught. The tours ends with a small taste how the beer was made when the brewery was established in 1842. The old beer is superb and i would probably have paid top dollar to being able to buy it in bars or supermarkets. Its so incredible rich on flavour and its only available to Brewery Masters and guests that take the this tour.

The only negative thing is that the tour is really short (30mins if you discount the movie being shown at the beginning), but for beer-heads all around the world this is paradise.

To get here: Walk across the river and towards the Trainstation, but turn Onto the "U Prazdroje" when you stand at the Intersection. Or just walk down the SirkovĂ  from the Train Station. Tours are 120kc for Adults and 70kc for Students
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sybil says:
aaaah yes, i had a great time here as well. and nothing beats the "free" fresh beer at the end of the tour.
Posted on: Feb 02, 2008

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