Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour

Duration 100 minutes
Tour price CZK 250
Available languages CZ, DE, EN, RU, FR, IT
Opening hours
Brewery courtyard
BUY TOUR   Group tour booking 15+

Get to know the Pilsner Urquell legend

Did you know that Pilsner Urquell has inspired more than two-thirds of all of the world’s beers, which still today are labelled as “Pils”, “Pilsner” or “Pilsener”? Go on a tour of the Pilsner Urquell brewery, and get to know the story of the legend born in 1842.

Where our tour will take you

The Pilsner Urquell brewery offers tours, which will impress beer fans and history lovers. You will view the original locations where the famous Pilsner Urquell beer was born 175 years ago, and whose story continues even today. From the Visitor Centre, we will travel in a brewery bus to one of the most modern bottling facilities, which processes 120,000 bottles per hour.  You will learn about the ingredients from which Pilsner Urquell beer is brewed. We will also show you the heart of the brewery, three brew houses from different centuries. The culmination of the tour is a tasting of unfiltered Pilsner Urquell beer in the historical cellars.

Tour times

June 2019
In Czech: Monday to Friday: 12:45, 14:30, 16:15
Saturday to Sunday: 10:30, 12:45, 14:30, 15:30, 16:15, 17:15
In English: Monday to Friday: 13:00, 14:45, 15:45, 16:30
Saturday to Sunday: 10:45, 13:00, 14:45, 15:45, 16:30
In German: Monday to Sunday: 11:00, 13:15, 15:00, 16:45
In Russian: Monday to Sunday: 13:30
July 2019
In Czech: Monday to Friday: 10:30, 12:45, 14:30, 16:15, 17:15
Saturday to Sunday: 10:30, 12:45, 14:30, 15:30, 16:15, 17:15
In English: Monday to Sunday: 10:45, 13:00, 14:45, 15:45, 16:30, 17:30
In German: Monday to Sunday: 11:00, 13:15, 15:00, 16:45
In Russian: Monday to Sunday: 13:30
August 2019
In Czech: Monday to Friday: 10:30, 12:45, 14:30, 16:15, 17:15
Saturday to Sunday: 10:30, 12:45, 14:30, 15:30, 16:15, 17:15
In English: Monday to Sunday: 10:45, 13:00, 14:45, 15:45, 16:30, 17:30
In German: Monday to Sunday: 11:00, 13:15, 15:00, 16:45
In Russian: Monday to Sunday: 13:30
September 2019
In Czech: Monday to Friday: 12:45, 14:30, 16:15
Saturday to Sunday: 10:30, 12:45, 14:30, 16:15
In English: Monday to Sunday: 10:45, 13:00, 14:45, 15:45, 16:30
In German: Monday to Sunday: 11:00, 13:15, 15:00, 16:45
In Russian: Monday to Sunday: 13:30

 

October 2019
In Czech: Monday to Friday: 12:45, 14:30, 16:15
Saturday to Sunday: 10:30, 12:45, 14:30, 16:15
In English: Monday to Friday: 13:00, 14:45, 16:30
Saturday to Sunday: 10:45, 13:00, 14:45, 15:45, 16:30
In German: Monday to Friday: 11:00, 13:15, 15:00
Saturday to Sunday: 11:00, 13:15, 15:00, 16:45
In Russian: Monday to Sunday: 13:30
November 2019
In Czech: Monday to Sunday: 12:45, 14:30, 16:15
In English: Monday to Sunday: 13:00, 14:45, 16:30
In German: Monday to Friday: 13:15
Saturday to Sunday: 13:15, 15:00, 16:45
In Russian: Monday to Sunday: 13:30
December 2019
In Czech: Monday to Sunday: 12:45, 14:30, 16:15
In English: Monday to Sunday: 13:00, 14:45, 16:30
In German: Monday to Friday: 13:15
Saturday to Sunday: 13:15, 15:00, 16:45
In Russian: Monday to Sunday: 13:30

Additional tour information

The maximum capacity for a group tour of the Pilsner Urquell brewery is 45 persons.
100 minutes
The Pilsner Urquell facility is accessible to disabled persons.
When visiting the cellars, we recommend warmer clothes, as the temperature there is normally around +5 °C.
Unfortunately, for operating reasons, we cannot guarantee that you will see the bottle lines fully in operation during your tour.
The tour includes Pilsner Urquell beer tasting (0.3 l), available only to persons who are 18 years of age or older. For visitors under the age of 18, entering the standard Pilsner Urquell tour route is permitted only with permission from and under the constant supervision of parents or other responsible accompanying persons who are at least 18 years of age (such as teachers, guides).
For visitors under the age of 18, entering the standard Pilsner Urquell tour route is permitted only with permission from and under the constant supervision of parents or other responsible accompanying persons who are at least 18 years of age (such as teachers, guides).

What to look forward to during a tour

 
1 Bottling facility

From the Visitor Centre in the building of the former cooling “drains” from 1868, we will travel in a brewery bus for a tour of the bottling facility, which is one of the most modern in Europe and processes a remarkable 120,000 bottles and 60,000 aluminium cans per hour. Unfortunately, for operating reasons, we cannot influence the times when the bottling lines are running or stopped, and therefore we cannot guarantee that you will see the lines fully in operation during your tour.

 
2 Ingredients

Pilsner Urquell has the largest passenger lift in the Czech Republic. We will take it to a unique panoramic cinema. After watching a film about the secrets of Pilsner Urquell beer production, we will be able, using all of our senses, to become familiar with the unique ingredients from which Pilsner Urquell beer is brewed – soft water from Pilsen, malt produced in our facility from a special variety of Bohemian spring double-row barley, Žatec semi-ripe red hops and special brewer’s yeast.

 
3 Brewhouse

We will familiarise you with brew houses from across three centuries. You will see the brewing kettle in which the first batch of Pilsner Urquell lager was brewed on 5 October 1842. Thanks to the sacrifices and courage of the brewery’s staff, this copper kettle survived both world wars and remains preserved to this day.  In the historic brew house from the early 20th century, we will introduce you to the unique process of brewing Pilsner Urquell beer. You will also view a modern brew house from 2004, which will convince you that although the technology has been developing, the historic way of brewing Pilsner Urquell beer remains the same.

 
4 People of Pilsner Urquell

In this section, we will tell the story of human labour and skill. You will become familiar not only with malt workers, but also with people in other professions, without whom we could not have written the successful story of Pilsner Urquell beer. We will familiarise you via the exhibits with the daily toil that led to the brewery’s founding and to its worldwide fame. We will show you the willingness, efforts and endurance that have been handed down in Pilsen from generation to generation.

 
5 Brewery cellars

Experience the unique atmosphere of the historic beer cellars. You will view the spillage tubs and learn what a “beer blanket” is. The Pilsner Urquell brewery still today produces a small amount of Pilsner Urquell beer here using the traditional method from the era of the first brewer, Josef Groll, which involves fermentation in open wooden vats and maturing in oak lager casks.

 
6 Beer tasting

You will be invited to taste unfiltered and unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell beer at the end of the tour (for adults only). In the lager cellars, you will be able to taste unfiltered and unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell beer tapped directly from an oak lager cask. You can taste this unique unfiltered and unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell beer only during the tour of the brewery or during programmes in the šalanda relaxation areas.

Map of brewery premises

 
 
 
 
 

Not to be missed

 

Brewery museum tour

90 CZK 100 min

Enjoy the medieval atmosphere in the only museum of its kind, located in an original authentic brew house from the 15th century.

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Pilsen Historical Underground

120 CZK 100 min

The Pilsen Historical Underground, with its nearly 14 km of corridors, is one of the largest historical underground systems in Central Europe.

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Tours and educational programs for schools

50 CZK 90 min

The Brewery Museum has prepared three interactive learning programmes for first and second-grade pupils about the history of Pilsen and traditional trades.

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TOUR TIMES

April – June Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
July - August Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
September Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
October – March Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For tour times, see below.

Plzeňský Prazdroj reserves the right to modify the times of public tours. Currently available time slots can be verified online or by calling +420 377 062 888.

Admission

The pricelist valid from 1st April 2018:

Regular admission Discounted admission
Pilsner Urquell Tour CZK 250 CZK 150
Pilsner Urquell Tour - Family ticket (max. 2 adults + 3 children  up to 6 and under 15 ) CZK 550

On-line purchase of tickets is possible no later than 2 hours before the start of the tour; card payment is the only option.

Cash (EUR) and payment cards are accepted when purchasing tickets upon arrival at the Visitor Centre or the Brewery Museum.

 

 

For 1 to 14 persons it is possible to buy the ticket online for the given times.

On-line purchase of tickets is possible no later than 1 hours before the start of the tour; card payment is the only option.

Cash (EUR) and payment cards are accepted when purchasing tickets upon arrival at the Visitor Centre or the Brewery Museum.

 

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