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CZ, Plzen - The City of Beer and (European) Culture
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When you hear Pilsner Urquell everbody knows the origin of this great lager – Pilsen. Yet not that many know that even famous Skoda locomotives come from here. Also, there is the highest belfry in the v Czech Republic or it is the home of Spejbl and Hurvinek. The importance of the year 2015 lays in the fact that this year Pilsen is the European Capital of Culture. The city truly enjoys its year-long popularity as many festivals, concerts, talks and other events are hel in the town. These are, however, only some of the reasons why to visit Pilsen. Its historical core offers beautiful renaissance, baroque, and classicist houses as well as you can see St Bartholomew cathedral or the Great Synagogue.
The inconspicuous mountains on a large part of the Czech border with Bavaria are among the most forgotten corners of our country. I think it is very wrong. I will now take you on a trip along the Branka nature trail, which will inspire you as much as every time the Bohemian Forest will inspire me.
The town of Stříbro near Pilsen is one of the important medieval towns and offers many interesting sights and beautiful surrounding nature. Let's go to him together on a full moon night, which underlined the atmosphere of the place.
Today, Lochotín is by most visitors to Pilsen associated with the area of botanical and zoological gardens, eventually with an amphitheater, but the area has a much more interesting history associated mainly with spa.
Near Konstantinovy Lázně stands one of the most impressive ruins of western Bohemia. Let's go together in the video on a beautiful trip from Dudákovský mlýn and Šipín to the castle above the Hadovka stream.
Should you happen to be in Pilsen near city center and you will be looking for Republika square, raise your head and look around! You will see the belfry of St Bartholomew's cathedral. Situated in the center of the square with its 102.6 meters, it is the tallest church tower in the Czech Republic. At 60 meters above the ground, there is a gallery from where visitors may take a look around over the city.
On the border of the Šumava Nature Park and the Kochánov Nature Park you can find a village called Javorná next to the main road from Klatovy to Železná Ruda. Stop for a moment at the local church of st. Anna with unique shingle towers or Javorna straight as a great base for walking and cycling around.
If you go to Castle Radyne, which is located near the town of Pilsen, you will climb up to an altitude of 567 meters above sea level. On the top of the castle tower you will enjoy the vista to the wide area of the Pilsen region. Radyne was built under the reign of Charles IV in the middle of the 14th century, approximately between the years 1356 and 1361.
If some use words the north of Pilsen region and water, everyone who likes tourism should already know one means it should be somewhere through which the Strela river flows . She gained her name according to the speed and ferocity she was taking her way to the confluence with the Berounka.
In today's article we will introduce a beautiful hunting chateau, which is located in a place that is told a very untraditional reputation. The original name of the castle was Waldschloss, but long time ago the Slavs at the time of the Spring equinox regularly sacrificed in these places a male goat because they hoped to make their gods and a good harvest. The truth of the legend is evidenced by numerous archaeological findings. In later years the name of the castle changed to Kozel (male goat).
Pilsen has buttressed its art scene since the Middlge-Ages as suggest its Gothic structures, Renaissance houses, modern architecture etc. The landmarks are mostly within city's historical core. I would like to present you a true gem of Pilsen's architecture today. One doesn't necessarily notice it right away for house decor is not within our eye sights. Locals often don't know that they pass by works of art. Today, we take a closer look at sgraffiti by Mikolas Ales, an exceptional Czech graphic artist, illustrator, and painter of Czech history.
Everybody knows Pilsner Urquell beer. This bottom-fermented lager was invented in the Kingdom of Bohemia half-way between Prague and Regensburg, Germany. It was founded in the city famous for Skoda locomotives, the tallest church tower in the Czech Republic, and the second largest synagogue in Central Europe. Plzen was declared the European capital of culture for 2015. It truly deserves the title. Lets join us to see what is waiting for us here!