Plzeň attractions

Top Choice Museum in Plzeň

Techmania Science Centre

Kids will have a ball at this high-tech, interactive science centre where they can play with infrared cameras, magnets and many other instructive and fun exhibits. There's a 3D planetarium (included with admission f…
Top Choice Brewery in Plzeň

Pilsner Urquell Brewery

Plzeň's most popular attraction is the tour of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, in operation since 1842 and arguably home to the world's best beer. Entry is by guided tour only, with at least four tours daily in English…
Tunnel in Plzeň

Underground Plzeň

This extraordinary 60-minute guided tour explores the passageways below the old city. The earliest were probably dug in the 14th century, perhaps for beer production or defence; the latest date from the 19th century…
Museum in Plzeň

Museum of West Bohemia

Plzeň's impressive main museum is generally held back by a lack of information in English, though a couple of the exhibitions, including an enthralling presentation of the city's history from the 10th to 19th centur…
Museum in Plzeň

Patton Memorial Pilsen

The Patton Memorial details the liberation of Plzeň in May 1945 by the American army, under General George S Patton. Especially poignant are the handwritten memories of former American soldiers who have returned to …
Synagogue in Plzeň

Great Synagogue

The Great Synagogue, west of the Old Town, is the third-largest in the world – only those in Jerusalem and Budapest are bigger. It was built in the Moorish style in 1892 by the 2000 Jews who lived in Plzeň at the ti…
Arts Centre in Plzeň


Housed in a former tram depot, this 'makerspace' is a creative hub that provides working space for tech start-ups, artists and craftspeople, and houses various exhibitions of art, design and ideas for alternative li…
Museum in Plzeň

Brewery Museum

The Brewery Museum offers an insight into how beer was made (and drunk) in the days before Pilsner Urquell was founded. Highlights include a mock-up of a 19th-century pub, a huge wooden beer tankard from Siberia and…
Museum in Plzeň

Puppet Museum

Plzeň's museum of marionettes and puppetry is well done and certainly worth a look, especially if you're travelling with younger children. The exhibits are understandably heavy on Czech puppet tradition, but there's…
Amusement Park in Plzeň


This dinosaur park has life-sized replicas of some 30 dinosaurs, as well as films and playgrounds. You can buy a combined-entry ticket for both the DinoPark and the adjacent Zoo Plzeň.