THE STORY OF THE DUKE'S BREWERY

Historic architecture, impressive history and the golden beverage brewed incessantly for 400 years with great care for quality and one-of-a-kind taste – this is what the Duke’s Brewery in Tychy offers. We invite you to visit the pearl of Silesian architecture and learn the incredible story of the factory development and the evolving recipe of beer brewing. The tourists will take a 1-hour walk through the eye-catching first Polish Brewery Museum housed in the factory. The grand opening of the Museum took place in 2004, on the 375th anniversary of the Brewery. The changes taking place and the beginnings of the Tychy Brewery are presented in the 3D video to be watched by the visitors in the specifically designed cinema within the Museum. Finally, the participants will go down in an elevator to the historic pub situated in the cellar of the former Protestant chapel for the tasting of the 14-day old Tyskie Gronie beer known for its strong bitterness and the full taste of malt. After the tasting, the tour participants will return to Krakow with the driver. The itinerary of the visit at the Tychy Brewery fully meets the needs of people with disabilities.

Available tour languages:
Język pl Język en Język de

Price list

Sample price per person

Group of people 190 PLN

The price includes

  • pick-up from any place in Krakow
  • private transfer by a vehicle adapted for persons who use standard wheelchair
  • group guided tour in the Tyskie Museum
  • admission fee
  • beer tasting (0,5l/person)

Important information

1.This is a private tour (organised on request), but at the museum, you join a group of visitors.

2. Tour duration: approx. 5 hours

3. Minimum age of participants: 18/21 years (legal drinking age).

4. The tour includes a tasting of a product containing allergens (0.5 litre (0.9 pint) of beer for each participant).

5. No person under the influence of alcohol is allowed on the tour.

6. In case you have any questions, would like to book the tour or purchase another tour for the disabled, please contact the Product Department (seekrakow@seekrakow.com).

More about the tour

The Tychy Brewery traces its history to the 17th century, but the golden days and the development age of the manufactory started with the factory being taken over by Hans Heinrich XI von Hochberg, Prince of Pless, industrialist and aristocrat. His perfect sense of revolution age shortly let him transform the microbrewery into a modern beer factory. His attitude was interesting – aware that manufacturing good beer is only half of a success story, he took advantage of his contacts in European countries to build a positive image of “Tychy’s gold”. Thus, he made Tychy’s beverage appear not only on the tables of imperial courts, but also at the top of the Parisian Eiffel Tower on the day of its grand opening. The official guide of the Brewery will lead the tourists through the fascinating history of Tychy’s beer. Particular attention should be paid to the exquisite architecture of the complex. Industrial architecture monuments in an excellent state of preservation, such as the coopery, the smokehouse, the management office or the brewhouse built in 1915, are the embodiment of architectural and technological craftsmanship of the princely brewing industry. The journey will be complemented by the tasting of the 14-day old Tyskie Gronie beer organised in the renovated cellars of the former Protestant chapel.

We offer transport by a private car. Our driver will pick up the participants from the meeting spot of their choice, stated upon booking. Wheelchair users can be transported by a car specially adapted to their needs. With a view to providing the participants with maximum comfort, we may lend you a wheelchair free of charge.

The trip is dedicated exclusively to adults and organised upon request. Should you have any questions or wish to book a tour, please contact the Product Department at seekrakow@seekrakow.com.

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