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Today was a light day early since we know we will have a late night. Since Jeanne again had to work my touring partner Kerri and I decided to go to the Museum of Communism. Located in Wenceslas Square it is only two train stops from the hotel. The museum itself is diffferent, it starts you off with wall signs that tell the story of the Czech Republic from Tomas Masyrak leading a free people after WW1 to the communist takeover after ...
... 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 ...
... into Germany today and making for Passau. Our plans have changed as Passau is at the confluence of three rivers, the banks of one of which at least having burst. We stopped off at the bike shop in Plzen and I succumbed, choosing a Mibo Mastr folding scooter. Having chosen, came the paying. Not straightforward when the shop doesn't accept cards. In the end the pleasant young owner took me in his car to a bank. The first bank suggested we try a ...
... allowed to take photos, but we snuck off a couple of cheeky shots.
As part of the tour, a free beer was included at the Na Parkenau pub, attached to the brewery museum. Every table seemed to be reserved for some reason, so we parked ourselves at a couple of bar stools and had our free beer.
Plzen has a great English tradition here: Tesco's. We decided to pop in there and get some things to cook our own dinner - as usual it ...