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CZ, Plzen – City of Beer and (European) Culture - VIDEO

Published: 3.11.2015
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!

Except for beautiful renaissance, baroque, classicist, or renaissance revivalist houses Plzen’s historical center is the excellent display of medieval regular street planning. St Bartholomew , a monumental bishopric cathedral, stands right in the city’s center. Its construction started in the 13th century as a structure in the Gothic style. It has the tallest church tower in the Czech Republic with its 102 meters. If you dare you can climb 301 stairs up to its observation platform. The view at 62 meters above the ground is splendid over the city and the landscape as well.

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Another landmark structure on Plzen’s Republican square is the 16th century Renaissance town hall with beautiful façade. The house opposite to the town hall hosts one of Plzen’s best museums the Puppet Museum. Why it is worth your attention? The craft of puppetry has long tradition in Plzen. Many famous puppeteers like Gustav Nosek, Josef Skupa, and Jiří Trnka worked here. Yes, your guess is right – the famous Spejbl and Hurvinek was born in Plzen. The museum presents many interesting facts on puppets, their story or you can see movie clips, or an original puppet duo.

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Before you start our tour at the brewery make a stop in the Great Synagogue. A large Jewish community lived in Plzen prior to the WWII which had left Central Europe’s largest synagogue. The Jewish community only recently finished it reconstruction so it today is again the gem it once was. Inside, there is the permanent exhibition on Jewish customs and habits. Often, some other exhibition takes place there as well.

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Pilsner Urquell – Plzeňský Prazdroj – is truly name having some significance. If you had to see only one place in Plzen than it should be the brewery where this beer was invented in 1842. Don’t worry about long, boring lecture on how beer is brewed. Instead prepare to be immersed in the tour through the brewery and the history of brewing. You end up knowing a lot of new interesting information. You can compare how beer was brewed when it was invented and how the process goes toady, the age of modern technology. Of course, you can try some of local-made lagers maturing in barrels.

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In 2015, Plzen and Mons were awarded with prestigious European Capital of Culture title. This means that more cultural events than ever are taking place in the city including exhibitions, concerts, theater plays, festivals, talks, and other more or less traditional events. The best days to visit Plzen is therefore Friday, Saturday and if possible Sunday as well. You wont get bored there. Recently opened DEPO 2015 is perhaps the most interesting place of many non-traditional events. The inhabitants of Plzen rebuilt this street car depot to a multipurpose place with café, concert hall, workshops and coworking. You can see couple of exhibitions that took place at the time of its ceremonial opening.

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In case you are fans of science and technology or you take your children with you to Plzen then don’t miss Techmania center and locomotives which are on its compound. There are some very entertaining displays. You learn there many interesting things and you can also try (not only) how the laws of physics work in practice.

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Should you have mood to get out of the town for while visit Stary Plzenec and Chateau Kozel not far from there or even the ruin of Radyne Castle. There are some nature trails in local forests that would refresh your mind.

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It is no problem to see Plzen even for one day when travelling from Prahy. In our opinion, you should spent at least two days in the city. There is much more to see than it would seem at the first glimpse...

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