New Hop-Museum pages are here: www.chmelarskemuzeum.cz .
The Hop Museum in Žatec is the biggest exposition of its kind in Europe. In the area of 4.000 square meters the development of hop industry from the Early Middle Ages until now is shown. In addition to the many exhibits displayed, visitors will see the building, which is of functional industrial architecture from the end of the 19th century to be found in Žatec, famous all over the world for the finest hops. You will learn why the Žatec district became the producer of the best hops in the world and why the Žatec brand has had to be protected against low-quality imitations ever since medieval times. You will be impressed by the charm of the fotographs and writtings about hop-growing and beer-making. You will also find here some agricultural machinery and historical machines.
Virtual visit: http://www.virtualtravel.cz/chmelarske-muzeum-zatec.html
Hop museum cooperates with Hop and Beer temple Žatec. More info: www.chchp.cz