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... square to the National Gallery (which is closed) and headed for the train station. On our way we decided to ask a gentleman what kind of cheese they use in the fried cheese we see EVERYWHERE. He told us, but honestly I forget. We decided to try it and got one to split. Finding a spot to sit down proved harder than we thought it would, so we hopped the train two spots back to the hotel and sat in the closed bar in the lobby. ...
... for the beer history (and other history) of Plzen.
After Michael had given us a great run down on the city, we headed off.
First stop was the Brewery for Pilsner
Urquell, one of two massive industrial facilities in Plzen, the other being the
Skoda factory that used to make weapons and now makes trains (some links to the
cars, but only in name - Mr Skoda started the factory, but never made a car).
... are some modern fountain sculptures, the Plague column and pretty coloured historical buildings along its edges. We must have a thing about going to places undergoing construction, because much of the old town was undergoing some pretty major refurbishment work so there were tractors and diggers and scaffolding blocking some streets. Unfortunately we also missed going up the church tower as there was an event on and it was closed, ...
... 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 ...
... revisit and use public transport, I won't carry a stick. Not only children but men - and women - of all ages up to not much less than mine, would insist that I took their seat. Couldn't be doing with it!. Other curiosities - no dead animals on the roadside, no live ones in the countryside - we scarcely saw a cow or sheep - and barely a hawk in the sky. A country with a prosperous feel - lots of building going on, with typical generous facilities ...