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... better if the window wasn't placed so high! We aren't all giants you know!
Once we left the facility we were off to the Pilsner Urquell brewery. Began in 1842 after a bad batch of Pilsner tarnished the name, this place certainly brought it back. I'm sure you can tell from my previous posts, but I prefer dark beer for sure and I ended up having 3 of these pilsners. We descended to the lower caverns of the brewery where ...
... 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 ...
... in hand, we started walking into town.
Our expectations were dead on. We showed up to the building that was indicated on the website and went to reception. First off I would like to say that these buildings looked like the projects of any major city. Building after building was the same, they were painted in bright colors (some sort of attempt to make it look less ghetto and more cheery I guess) and we could hear people yelling at each other from pretty ...
... humid. Another bar and another beer. It is impossible not to drink beer when in Czech. Just sitting near the main square watching people go by and waiting until I get hungry enough to eat dinner. One observation I have of Plzen is the people. There aren't many around. It seems very quite for a town of this size. I wonder if the locals don't have much need to venture into the old town area. Also, there are a lot of bogans and bums. ...