Enjoy Pilsen like a local
The St Martin´s Day is celebrated in the Czech Republic every year on November 11th. It is said that on this day St Martin comes riding on his white horse and on this day the winter begins. Unfortunately, this is not true anymore as in Pilsen there was no snow even at Christmas for several years now. Nevertheless, it takes nothing from the atmosphere of the late autumn. This is especially true when the St Martin´s goose is roasted and combined with a glass of St Martin´s wine. A number of restaurants in Pilsen offer St Martin´s menu in this time of the year. There is no need to drink wine only; the roasted goose is very well combined with Pilsen beer too.
The spectacular celebrations for the 180th anniversary of the first batch ever made of the world-famous Pilsner Urquell beer took place in October right on the grounds of the brewery, which just so happens to be one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Czech Republic. You can embark on any of the tour routes here throughout the year. You may already be well familiar with the delicious taste of this golden lager, but are you just as familiar with the actual brewery itself?
Pleasant afternoons spent sitting in open-air terraces may now be in the past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy Pilsen’s gastro-scene to the fullest. We’ve compiled a few tips for you on new establishments in Pilsen, some of which were opened not long ago, while others have already been here a bit longer but may have gone unnoticed by you. So, what are you feeling? The choice is yours!
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If you’re the same as the majority of travel lovers during the pandemic, then you may have spent some time sadly looking over photos from your past travels with anguish. It’s safe to say, you put your travel boots back on as soon as you could. Paris, London, Venice, or Barcelona? Any chance you felt a little packed in those places? If you’re not a fan of crowds, you’re not willing to pay 100 euros for a room with twelve other guests, or you simply want to enjoy a Euro-weekend a bit differently, then give Pilsen a chance, you won’t regret it. So, what exactly can Pilsen offer?
You’ll find loads of amazing restaurants, pubs, and cafes in Pilsen, as well as places to go for ice cream and homemade ice pops. We’ve chosen for you a few places that we enjoy and even some spots where you’ll run into something a bit different and less traditional. So, where exactly are they, and what should you order?
If you call yourself an architecture lover, then you most likely know the name of world-renowned architect Adolf Loos. As one of the founders of modern architecture, Adolf achieved fame primarily in Vienna. Nevertheless, in the time between the great wars, he created a collection of apartment interiors in Pilsen that has both survived to this day and been opened to visitors.
Surely, none of us want to start thinking about the end of summer just yet, but it’s always nice to have something to look forward to! What sort of things can you experience in Pilsen before the end of the year? Accept the open invitation to the city’s rich cultural programme featuring the International Festival THEATRE. Also stop by one of the other DEPO Street Food Markets, because eating and drinking well are the foundation for a satisfying trip to Pilsen and beyond. As for news on beer- and wine-focused festivals, you’ll find more information in their own dedicated article.
If you’re planning on going on holiday with your children during the summer months and your plans simply have to include fun and entertainment, then Pilsen is the ideal choice. That’s because this city is full of experiences for the whole family, all comfortably located in the same place. And if, after a few days, you start feeling like Pilsen is a bit small, you can also embark on interesting trips to the nearby surrounding area. So, where should you go with either smaller or larger children?
Spring is already in full swing, and only a few weeks remain before the summer holiday begins. Take advantage of this opportunity and come to Pilsen, where not only numerous beer-related experiences are waiting for you but also beautiful architecture, delicious gastronomy, and, most importantly, countless intriguing events.
Summer, or at least the summer holiday, starts in the Czech Republic at the end of the Ice Hockey World Championship, which is the most popular sport here in terms of cheering for the players. Once the national team finishes playing its final game, all reasons to stay inside end with it, and the time for grilling, delightful beer gardens, and every cultural event imaginable begins. What else can you expect from the locals if you’re planning on visiting the heart of Europe for your summer holiday? Whether it’s in Pilsen or Brno, on the mountains or by the water, Czechs know how to enjoy summer, so come and join them for a wonderful time.
In the historical centre of the city, you’ll find the majority of the most interesting tourist destinations that you definitely need to see during your visit to Pilsen. These include the city’s TOP 10 locations and simply can’t be missed. Pilsen, however, still has so much to offer, including novel places that lie just a bit off the beaten path while still being relatively close to the centre. In fact, many Pilsen natives don’t even know these places exist. So set off with us and take a detour from the main tourist path.