Pilsner Urquell brewery
for beer lovers
People all around the world know it, and people all around the world drink it. Pilsner beer is internationally renowned. However, beer is not only limited to Plzeň. Tens of microbreweries, beer baths, original special beer types, magnificent beer-houses with amazing atmospheres, beer museums speaking about the history of the golden beverage and brewery tours – all of this can be found in the Plzeň region, a paradise for beer. The memorable brewing history was already being written about in the Western Bohemian metropolis in 1842. The delicious Pilsner lager spreads the glory of Plzeň all around the world and the Pilsner Urquell brewery daily welcomes hundreds of visitors eager to learn about beer making. Gambrinus and Pilsner Urquell are beer brands that need no introduction. Brew-houses, a bottling room, old brewery cellars, the Brewery museum and even the historical underground under the 15th century houses entitled to brew beer – this is all examined by visitors of Plzeň in order to learn more about the unique beverage. Beer flows in every pub and restaurant and is brewed in several other places in Plzeň – at the Groll brewery and the U Pašáka brewery close to the city centre, at the U rytíře Lochoty brewery in Plzeň’s urban district of Lochotín, as well as at Černice’s Purkmistr brewery, where you can even laze in a beer spa. The Chodovar family brewery in Chodová Planá in the Tachov region also enhances the reputation of beer. The brewery, built over age-old cellars and dug into a granitic massif, is a paradise for beer tourism. Its premises with several restaurants, a beerarium and a beer spa attract tens of thousands of visitors every year. Our tip: Microbreweries The Blue Star brewery in Dobřany, Radouš brewery in Šťáhlavy, Bizon brewery in Čižice, Kout’s brewery, Belveder brewery in Železná Ruda, U Stočesů brewery in Rokycany – this is just a short list of microbreweries in the Plzeň region. Have a glass of beer right next to a brew kettle and watch the beer being made. Copper kettles are part of the pubs in most microbreweries.