• Daily at 12:45, 14:15, 16:15
In the mid-nineteenth century the Pilsen brewery instituted a revolution in brewing. For the first time in history beer was produced as we know it today — the bitterish beverage with a golden tinge and snow-white head.
Today, the brewery is a lively and dynamic place linking the traditional production process of Pilsner Urquell beer with the most modern brewing technologies. It has become a unique industrial monument, attracting not only experts and lovers of good beer.
1. Visitor Centre
The tour begins with the newly reconstructed historic building of the former “cooling stokes” from 1868. A dominant feature of the hall is the model of the brewery from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
2. Packaging plant
The brewery tour also includes a tour of the new packaging plant, which with a capacity of 120,000 bottles an hour is one of the most modern in Europe. You will be taken there by a special brewery bus.
3. New Pilsner Urquell exhibition
You will be brought to the new exhibition by the largest personal lift in the Czech Republic. After watching the film on the secrets of Pilsner Urquell beer production in the revolving panoramic cinema you’ll be able to learn more about the unique raw materials in the sensory exhibition.
During the tour you’ll have the chance to see brewhouses from three different centuries. You’ll visit the historic brewhouse from the beginning of the 20th century and then see the holy of holies of Pilsner Urquell beer – the modern brewhouse from 2004. The process used to brew real Pilsner beer isn’t used in any other large brewery in Europe.
5. Halll of Fame
The exhibition located in the brewhouse from the 19th century is devoted to the history of the brewery and memorable milestones from the time of its origin and expansion.
In the brewery cellars beer is still produced today following the traditional method – fermentation in open wood kegs and maturation in oak laying-down barrels. We offer the unfiltered and non-pasteurised beer produced by this method for tasting (in accordance with the Act on Protection against Alcoholism and other Addictions No. 37/1989 Coll., we do not serve alcohol to juveniles under the age of 18)