Pension City Plzen
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... 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).
... a bit over the heavy Czech food, so we tried a Mexican restaurant, which turned out to be really good!
The next day we took it easy in the morning, and after a healthy salad for lunch sitting in the park, and another walk along the lovely stream in town, headed for the big gates of the
Pilsner Urquell brewery. We joined a tour which was a bit overcommercialised and pretty standard as far as brewery tours go, but it ...
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 ...
... were lined up in these underground chambers. There are 22km of these chambers and 27 of these huge ice chambers that they kept full of ice to maintain a cold temperature. There is no ice there now but it was still only 6 degrees down there. We got to have a beer straight from a tap from one of the huge barrels. The weather has cooled a little to a rather nice temperature. Perfect for sitting and enjoying a Pilsner Urquell. Actually it is ...
... since we were in a dorm room sold to us a double) and headed off for breakfast. McDonalds was closed due to a public holiday (!!!!) so we found an Indian place that we had read about just off the main square. Silly thing to have for breakfast, but since it was after 12 we could technically claim that it was lunch. It was delicious, and we were very stuffed.
Back in the Square, we decided the best thing to do after eating a large meal of Indian food is to climb a church ...