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... tours weren't for over an hour, so we continued to
the Brewery Museum in the city centre. A few beers later and a walk through the
museum and we had seen an amazing collection of historical equipment used in
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Walking through the square in the towns
centre, we came upon 3 bells in a frame outside the church, along with
a story about ...
The main, and really only reason for our visit to Pilsen (or Plzen) was … you guessed it …. for beer!!! Apart from the beer, Pilsen has a nice old town, and is the European Capital of Culture for 2015. It is also on the Lonely Planet’s top 10 places to visit in Europe for 2014, so it has to
have something going for it!!!
There is a nice main square (Republic Square) which has the obligatory big old church, ...
... had to eat first. We found a little pub and popped in, the weather was becoming fierce outside; wind, and very dark skies.
What a wonderful surprise; the restaurant served gluten free food, nearly everything on the menu could be made gluten free. This had been a problem in Prague, there were very few selections so this was so very welcome. I had a meal called Tavern Potatoes; consisting of fried potato slices, a cream sauce with ham and broccoli over the ...
... came to maybe less than 25 Euro total – our budget likes it here! Deciding that just one more beer at the campsite was in order, I sat down to enjoy another ‘unfiltered’ something and Jase, giving into his urge for a quick laugh, ordered a Duff (just like Homer Simpson drinks) – apparently brewed in Germany.
Beer drinking day in the sun over, we headed back to Larz for dinner and both stuffed full of food and hoppy goodness, headed to bed not long ...
... plan to introduce it stateside. After all, who wants to eat at an irrational restaurant?
After this, we hoofed it over to the Urquell Plzen brewery for a tour and taste. This was our second beer factory tour—we also imbibed at the Budweiser factory in Cesky Budovice. After we worked off the beer with a climb up the town square tower, we wandered down the street to a tap house for dinner. Plzen is serious about its beer, so ...