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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, ...
... 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 ...
... find someone with a big enough engine to jump her but eventually succeeded. Arrived in Prague just after night fall finding the only open campsite. Enjoyed long hot showers and started packing, for our holiday from our holiday. Kates parents fly in tomorrow and are spoiling us with a double apartment in the centre of old town, Prague. So looking forward to living in a building with heating, lights and even a bath YES YES ...
Plzen (or Pilsen) is a city we had been anticipating visiting for some time. It is sandwiched on our itinerary between four and three days in Prague. It would be our last destination outside of Prague, the place Pilsener beer was made, and also the home to Standa - one of the GSE team members that came to the USA in April. What we didn’t know was that it would soon became one of our most favored destinations.
In a prior ...