Top things to do

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 three tours in English available dai…
Top Choice Pub in Plzeň

Měšťanská Beseda

Cool heritage cafe, sunny beer garden, expansive exhibition space and occasional arthouse cinema – Mêšťanská Beseda is hands-down Plzeň's most versatile venue. The beautifully restored 19th-century pub is perfect fo…
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 exhibitions. There's a 3D planetarium (included in the full-…
Vegetarian in Plzeň


This casual restaurant specialises in organic and healthy foods, including many vegetarian entrees such as quesadillas with spinach, veggie pastas and burgers made from tempeh.
Czech in Plzeň

U Mansfelda

Sure, it's a pub – remember you're in Plzeň now – but it's also more refined and has more interesting food than many other places. Try Czech cuisine such as wild boar gulaš (spicy meat and potato soup). Downstairs f…
Theatre in Plzeň

JK Tyla Theatre

Plzeň's main theatre stages regular Czech-language performances, as well as a mix of ballet, opera and classical music. Check the website for what's on during your visit. Buy tickets online, at the theatre box offic…
Live Music in Plzeň

Music Bar Anděl

By day a cool, hip cafe, the Anděl is transformed after dark into a rocking live-music venue featuring the best of touring Czech bands and occasional international acts. It also has a good vegetarian menu.
Live Music in Plzeň

Zach's Pub

Head to Zach's, about a 15-minute walk west of the city centre, for live music and a suitably student atmosphere. There's a big garden for open-air drinking in summer.
Museum in Plzeň

Brewery Museum

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