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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 ...
... the end of WWII the bells of the church had been
stolen, and there was a community effort to replace them with remanufactured
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Next was the world's 3rd largest Synagogue,
built at the end of the 19th century by the two and a half thousand Jewish who
used to call Plzen home before WWII. After the war, only about 200 remianed,
and of them almost none returned to the city. So, while almost ...
... 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, ...
Time to leave Prague, Dieter would be outside the hotel near 11am. We had breakfast that the hotel served: toast, meat, cheese, tomatoes and coffee. From breakfast we finished packing then went out to the square to buy some chocolates, macaroons and a cappuccino. We met Dieter, threw our things into the back of the car and were off.
On the way Dieter suggested that we go to a summer palace in Pilsen and we agreed. When we got to Pilsen it was lunch time so of ...
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 ...