Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour

Duration 80+30 minutes
Tour price CZK 300
Available languages CZ, DE, EN
Opening hours
U Prazdroje 64/7, 301 00 Plzeň
BUY TOUR   Group tour booking 20+

Get to know the Pilsner Urquell legend

We brewed the first pilsner type lager in the world with its characteristic full taste and limpid golden colour in 1842. It has been a model beer for more than 80% of existing beer brands so far. It owes its uniqueness to high quality ingredients and a unique brewing procedure. 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 179 years ago, and whose story continues even today. 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.

Bottling facility tour

From the Brewery Courtyard, 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. The BOTTLE FILLING FACILITY TOUR is part of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour for CZK 300. Tickets can be bought at the reception of the Visitor Centre or online HERE. There is no separate tour of the bottle filling facility.  The tour is given in Czech. For foreign visitors, we offer the option of downloading a mobile device application Smart Guide which enables visitors to take the BOTTLE FILLING FACILITY TOUR in English, German and Russian. To activate the guide content for the Bottling plant tour and the Brewery tour, scan the special SmartGuide QR code that you will receive with your ticket at the cash desk or in your e-ticket.

Tour times

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

 

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

 

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

Our Bottling Facility tours take place from Thursday to Saturday and start at the following times: 12:55, 14:40, 15:10, 16:20, 17:20.

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

 

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

Our Bottling Facility tours take place from Thursday to Sunday and start at the following times: 12:55, 14:40, 15:10, 16:20, 17:20.

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

 

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

 

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

 

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

 

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

On 17 September 2022 no tours will be held due to an event for employees. Thank you for your understanding

 

 

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

CURRENT TOUR TIMES

 

If you are interested in booking a tour more than one month in advance, please contact us at  reservations@asahibeer.cz or +420 377 062 888.

During tours for individual visitors, it is always necessary to respect the assigned language of the tour and it is not possible to interpret into other languages.

 

Additional tour information

The maximum capacity for a group tour of the Pilsner Urquell brewery is 40 persons. Have you chosen the time of your tour but it´s not in your language? Try the mobile phone application SMARTGUIDE! With your smart phone, you can attend the tour in your language with the commentary via your headphones. The SmartGuide application is available in English, German and Russian. To activate the guide content for the Bottling plant tour and the Brewery tour, scan the special SmartGuide QR code that you will receive with your ticket at the cash desk or in your e-ticket.
80+30 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.
The beer tasting included in the tours is available only to visitors ages 18 or older. In accordance with Act No. 65/2017 Sb., on the Protection of Health from Harmful Effects of Addictive Substances, we do not serve alcohol to anyone under the age of 18. A school group with one or more minors will not be provided with beer tasting.
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 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.

 
2 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.

 
3 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.

 
4 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.

 
5 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.

 
6 Bottling facility

From the Brewery Courtyard, 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.

The tour of the bottling plant is given in Czech. Foreign visitors can download the SmartGuide application in English, German or Russian. Tickets can be bought only with a tour of the Pilsner Urquell brewery at the reception of the Visitor Centre. Price of the tour is CZK 50/person, free admission for children up to 6 years of age.

Map of brewery premises

 
 
 
 
 
 

Not to be missed

 

Brewery museum tour

CZK 100 60 minutes

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

CZK 150  60 minutes

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

CZK 50

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

May – September daily 9:00 – 18:00
October – April daily 10:00 – 18:00

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 January 2021

Regular admission  Discounted admission
Pilsner Urquell Tour CZK 300 CZK 200
Pilsner Urquell Tour – Family ticket (max. 2 adults + 3 children  up to 6 and under 15) CZK 800

 

  • Reduced admission: children up to 6 and under 15, students under 26, pensioners over 70, TP, ZTP, HI YHA cardholders
  • Free admission: children under 6, ZTP/P card holders + their escort (1 person)
  • Family ticket: max. 2 adults + 3 children up to 6 and under 15
  • 15% discount on the price of a ticket for two or more of our various tours (brewery, Gambrinus Brewery, Brewery Museum, Pilsen Historical Museum) on one day. This offer does not apply to school groups

 

For 1 to 19 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.

We offer tours for groups of 20 or more in these language variants: Czech, English, German, Russian and French. You can choose a date based on your requirements. Tour times outside the regular opening hours of the Visitor Centre may be arranged for   an additional fee of CZK 50 per person. Please order the tour at least 3 days in advance.

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In accordance with an order from the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, tours and experience programme are closed to public until further notice. Sorry for inconvenience.

If you have any questions, contact us at reservations@asahibeer.cz or by phone on +420 377 062 888.

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