Pilsner Urquell Brewery
The most popular attraction in Pilsen nearly since it opened in 1842, the Pilsner Urquell Brewery produces the Pilsner beer that the town has become known for. It is the largest brewery in the Czech Republic and actually houses two breweries that make two distinct beers: Pilsner Urquell and Gambrinus. Visitors can tour the modern breweries, which also contain some of the original equipment, and learn about the brewing process and the history of beer making and drinking since medieval times. The site contains a brewery museum, which is housed in a 15th-century brew house and features exhibits on beer and drinking history. Even if you are not a big beer drinker you will enjoy this classy and well-organised brewery and the tours should be interesting. Although the tour does feature tasting of the beer as a highlight, Pilsner does also offer tours for underage groups. The brewery also has a gift store which has souvenirs like glasses, beer mugs and t-shirts that make for wonderful gifts for beer-drinkers the world over.
Address: U Prazdroje 7
Telephone: +420 377 062 888
Opening times: Daily April to September 8am-6pm, October to March 8am-5pm. Tours in English conducted daily at 12:45pm, 2:15pm and 4:15pm.
Admission: 120 CZK adults, 70 CZK children