Cozy place, nice architecture, and home of famous brewery.
I don't really like the food, but thats just me.
worth a visit as long as u dont expect to see the world here
On our final day in Plzeň we took an early morning walk through the town just to look at the buildings. The rain was still there – it seemed to be a constant in our weekend – but it didn’t deter us at all; we threw on our raincoats and headed out.Plzeň has some interesting architecture and features that make it special. We saw the Great...more
Pilsner beer got its start in Plzeň – and the brewery tour is an interesting way to learn about those beginnings. Beer has been produced here since the time of Wenceslas II (13th century) but the brewery has been here since 1842. As I learned on the tour, at one time nearly everyone in the city were brewers – there is a town map in the museum...more
One of the first things we did in Plzeň was tour St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral in the market square of the city. It was just a couple blocks from our hotel. This Gothic cathedral was founded in the 13th century and has the highest tower in the Czech Republic. It was raining pretty hard the day we visited but it did not stop us from climbing the...more
We stopped at Pilsner-Urquell for a short lunch stop. The restaurant is great, and cheap. The gift shop has nice mugs and steins for souveniers. We didn't take the tour, but there are nice signs around to explain what the buildings are. And there is a cool static display set up showing the old brewing process.Overall, a great place to strecth your...more
When travelling to Plzen, is the brewery is a must see. There is guidet tours in English, German, Czech. We went on the English tour and the guide was perfect in his english.On the tour you will see: - The new and old factory - A couple of movies about Plzen and the brewery- Hear a lot about the tecnical processes in brewing of beers- See the old...more
We went to the first Pilsen beer festival, 2007! They had 3 stages throughout the town, one in the center, one at the PIlsen brewery and one at some stadium. All within walking distance. It was a complete blast. We can't wait til this year. The web site is under construction. Last year it was in October.The first stage we went to was in the center...more
We stayed here during out stay in Plzeň - primarily because we used our reward points. Overall,...more
right next to the train station, this is a brand new hotel, only open 1month when we got there. its...more
It's a really old hotel that I found charming. We got the el-cheapo double room, 2 twin beds and a...more
This was the best place I've eaten at in Plzen. Jitka, a student of mine, showed me the town and proposed to eat at a typical Czech restaurant. We came across Zumbera and ordered something typically Czech - in my case a schnitzel scalloped with potato dough; in Jitka's case minced meat in potatoes. Both dishes were really good and had a taste that...more
K Restaurant is another good place to get typical Czech food. The place also serves other types of food, some Indian dishes as well as Grusinian cuisine (from Georgia). Its great location and multilingual (Czech, German, English) staff make it a nice place for lunch or dinner. I had a Grusinian dish which was really good - meat skewers with onions...more
We had about two hours until our tour of the Urquell Brewery was to begin and we were both rather hungry. So we stopped into Na Spilce, the restaurant on the brewery complex. It was raining pretty hard outside and we were glad it was so close by. When we first walked in, we were in the gift shop, full of interesting goodies and clothing – didn’t...more
The world famous so called 'Pub' is unque because each table has its own tap. Imagine that: each table having its own beer flowing to it. Whats more than that, is that each table competes against each other, and on a big screen TV they have a scoresheet. And you are on top of that competeing against other 'Pubs' in other cities. haha. This wouldnt...more
This place is open until like 10 am. It was great to get there at like 6am and have a few last drinks and chill. I'm not sure if it was a gay bar, but definitely gay friendly, you'd have to go at night and check it out. The atmosphere is sheik but not shi-shi. Definitely a nic-er place but nothing too upidy.more
When going to Plzen from Prague, taking the train is an ideal way of transpotation. There is a train every hour from the main train station in Prague and a train going back to Prague every hour. There is no need for booking the ticket in advance.It will take 1 hour and 50 minutes and it costs 101 CZK (4,1€ or 5,3$) per person for a one-way ticket...more
In my personal opinion there is no reason to use public transportation in Plzen central part at all, it is not big one, the way from bus and train station to old town is not so long and complicated too.Plzen old town is just around main square of Republics and St. Bartholomew Cathedral, every main spot is reachable by foot, except Pilsner brewery,...more
To go forward to Plzen I took train from Beroun (it is about 35 kilometres from Prague and few from Karlstejn). It was impossible to take train directly from Karlstejn to Plzen, but to re-sit in Beroun.My coming back to Czech capital was a direct train. The cost of a ticket was 145 Czech koruna (Kc), it is around 5,6 euros. The prices of public...more
Located in Cernice, southeast Plzen, Olympia is easily accessible by both bus and trolley bus. (Trolley 13, Bus 32 to Cernice Nakupni Zona). There are two floors with a KFC, Czech fast food, asian fast food, a sports bar, and two cafes in the restaurant section upstairs. There is a play area for children. There is also a multi cinema with 8 movie...more
Are you looking for something with a Wal-mart feel but Tesco just doesn't do it for you? A bit off the beaten path in the north of Plzen you can find Globus. (Bus #30, 33, or 39 to either Kosutka Krasovska or directly to Globus, either next to last or last stop). You can find literally everything you need there. There is a small pharmacy, bakery,...more
Everything from glass flasks to hand made leather shoes. Every weekend the open square in front of Sv. Bartolomeje's church turns into a bazaar. Local craftsmen, as well as Plzen retailers, put up tents full of glass, ceramic, wood and leather goods. Some of it is kitchy/touristy/souveniery, but you can get your hands on a good find. It's also a...more
The tram (as well as buses and trolley buses) is a relatively quiet place broken by the ocassional sound of a crying baby. People usually do not read papers or books, quite in contrast to the public transport in Prague. People generally stare out windows or at the tv screens in some of the new buses. Loud obnoxious behaviour is frowned upon. If an...more
Beware of women waving at you as you drive past in your car! This happened to us twice and it was so strange as these women were ordinarily clad and standing in busy areas, it just caught us totally offguard!
It can be also scary - as was our experience - as a blonde, long haired lady wearing a white dress waved at us in the dark... could almost be mistaken for a ghost!!!
If it doesn't go on your back, don't even think about bringing it. Slick wheeled luggage works great on paved concrete and airport tile, not so great navigating crowded trains and trecherous cobblestone. Your own toiletpaper and everything else to do with that area. But look forward to getting your own painkillers in Prague's pharmacies. ENGLISH...more
Prague is about 100 km from Plzen. City is capital of Czech Republic with a population of about 1,2 millions people. It is definitely the main tourist destination in Czech Republic and surely need a visit for at least a few days. Prague historic centre consist of six different parts – Old Town, Juzefov, Mala Strana, Visegrad, Hadcany, New Town.more
Karlstejn is one of the most famous travel destinations in Czech Republic. Main landmark in village of Karlstejn is castle. Gothic castle was built from 1348 till 1365 by Holy Roman emperor and King of Bohemia Charles IV. Actually the purpose of constructing this castle was safekeeping of royal treasures.Castle is about 70 kilometers from Plzen, on...more
Spejbel and Hurvinek are an old man and his son made of wood. They are marionettes and quite famous in the Czech Republic. In Plzen, where their creator comes from, the two guys were given a little monument in 2003 - nothing too special, but if you know the figures you might want to see the monument.However, my student Jitka told me an interesting...more
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.
If you mention city of Plzen, at least in Lithuania, no one will know it for its synagogue or town hall, but almost all will associate it with beer producing. Firstly, the name of beer type “pilsener” is quite known around, it is, sure, very similar to name of city itself. Other reason to associate Plzen with beer is two breweries “Pilsner Urquell”...more
Pilsen is the city of beer, this is clear. There are 2 facilities connected with beer which you can visit:1. Brewery Museum in the city center. Museum in the historical building has collected many examples of maltsters', brewers' and innkeepers' trades.2. Pilsner Urquell Brewery - the manufacturer itself offers museum, visit of the brewery,...more