Travel Blogs from Plzen
... 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 ...
... the visit to Plzen alone. I'm just waiting on a grilled pork chop to accompany my delicious beverage. After that I will head to the Pilsner Brewery for a tour. That pork chop was probably the best I've ever had! I've just been on the Pilsner Urquell brewery tour. So worth coming here! The tour was fascinating, I wished Jodi was here because she would have loved the production side of it. First we went to the packing house which is ...
... the campsite and a hare loped across the road as we walked for a tram. Had lunch in town. Delighted to find wifi freely available at the restaurant and that the Pils beer was excellent. Less delighted with the lunch - possibly the worst meal since we visited what was then Czechoslovakia in 1972. Now, I like fat - but really..... It was possible to enter the impressive church but only a few feet from the entrance a wrought iron barrier prevented further sightseeing. The ...