Zborovska 18, Plzen, Bohemia, 301 00, Czech Republic
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Early in the day, food booths
Travel Tips for Plzen
Recreation - Bolevecke rybniky (lakes)
Lakes on northern site of Pilsen is favorite recreation place for citizen of Pilsen and other too. In summer days they can enjoy the water, swimming, play beach volleyball, or just relaxing on the sun. In winter time you can see children skating or playing hockey on the iced lake.
Lakes are five: Bolevecky (the biggest lake was founded in 1460, now with sand beach and two campgrounds), small neighbour Kosinar is not good for swimming, Senecky (another popular summer place), Sidlovsky, Kamenny (colder water than other lakes).
All lakes are close to each other, then everyone can take a walk or nice trip on bike. Refreshment : Bolevecky and Kamenny lakes - restaurants open all year, in summer days Bolevecky and Senecky lake have some refreshments stant.
Watch out for the many wonderful buildings and fassades, while walking through Plzen !
This building is just a few meters off the brewery-museum in "Veleslavinova"
Its fassade is rather unique with different styles of ornaments including the madonna-sculpture on top of the entrance.
??? Black and white sign...
??? Black and white sign outside, opposite Elektrika on Amerika.
Very grand atmosphere, perhaps almost a little empty inside. Really big, beer hall appearance - and I believe there is a nightclub upstairs.
We also visited Terezin, or...
We also visited Terezin, or Theresienstadt. A Czech tour guide told us in Dutch the facts. Even we, teenagers, were impressed by the reality of visiting and hearing the stories. We also saw some propaganda movie of the nazi, weird to look at.At certain point we visited some cellars, the guide told us that most of the time 30 people were locked up in a cell of 2 by 2 metres. We tried it, and oh! we did not even manage to all get in.
This visit made me very much aware of the horror of ww2. The place depressed me very much because of the unnecessity of the cruelties that were done here.
Indeed the spire towering above St Bartholomew is the highest of former Czechoslovakia, with 331 ft.
From the top you can enjoy a nice view over all of Plzen , making the 4th city of Czech republic look small.
Almost all tower bells were destroyed by fire when the spire was struck by lightning in 1835.