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Travel Blogs from Plzen
... had been done, I sat back in the sun and relaxed.
We took our time to pack up everything and
then got in the car for the relaxed drive to Plzen - this time all via the back
roads, and most of the time doing only 70-80km/h allowing us to take it all in.
Cruising into Plzen at about 2pm we met with our Air BnB host and he gave us an
amazing run down of the city, don't think we could have really found a better
person to give us ...
... to see the scale of the brewery – it’s gigantic. The bottling plant alone was phenomenal, with a capacity of 120,000 bottles per hour. You got to see the historical side of the brewery as well as the new contemporary side –
essentially everything is brewed in the same way, only bigger and better with more robotics and less man power. It’s all about being more efficient and brewing more beer! I suppose ...
... agreed that this was the best dish of all and I certainly thought it was too. The warm food was a contrast to the storm outside.
From lunch we found the summer castle. Skies had cleared so it was perfect timing.
The castle was closed for the day but the gardens were quite beautiful. We wandered about for some time before heading down the path to some Hungarian Coffee, a coffee with egg liquor.
Time to get back to Amberg and watch the world ...
Winding their way around wells and waste pits, we discovered pottery and artefacts from the people of the towns past, preserved catapult shots and the water tower wheel - reconstructed to a pattern found in the 1800’s.
After 50 minutes of wandering through the 10 degree low and windy tunnels, we were back in the warmth above ground and headed to a local beer garden for lunch. With another delicious pilsner to accompany it, we enjoyed burger and ...
... walk to the bus in about five minutes and to the metro in about 8 minutes. Driving and parking are a nightmare and I'm glad we don't have a car. You know what, we don't even miss it! We are 5-8 minutes walk from the meat markets, the delis, the greengrocers, and the supermarkets. You have to take your own bag or buy one. I'm finally in the habit of throwing one into my coat pocket when we leave the apartment. There are little convenience stores on almost every block. They ...