Enjoy Pilsen like a local
If Pilsen is simply irresistible during the year, whether that may be in spring with its blossoming parks or summer with its atmosphere of festivals and outdoor terrace bars and restaurants, the Christmas season is twice as powerful. With the first Advent Sunday, where the giant Christmas tree is lit on Republic Square, the city turns into a wonder of lights, radiating the festive atmosphere. While enjoying a walk through the historical city centre, you’ll be enchanted by the decorations in the streets and adjacent parks. Where and how can you have the best experience possible?
Next to the world-famous Pilsner Urquell Gate, which adorns beer labels all over the world, Pilsen’s Gothic church, St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, remains one of its dominant landmarks. Finally, after 100 years of waiting, the structure has been newly renovated. After a 30-year pause, the cathedral is opening its doors to the general public and expanding its offer to tourists with unique commentated tours.
With winter pretty much at our doorstep, are you wondering where you can go with your little ones in this unpleasant late-autumn weather? Get the whole family to pack their bags and set off for Pilsen! Aside from the traditional Christmas market, you can look forward to the many other tourist attractions. First, let us guide you to the experimental Techmania Science Centre and then to the Puppet Museum. And to finish things off, you’ll find the mythical figures of the Museum of Ghosts and Fairy Tales laying in wait for you as well as those of the interactive BLIK BLIK exposition, “The Mysterious Forest”.
You can journey to Pilsen not only for its traditional tourist attractions and fantastic gastronomy but also for its architecture and design. The bleak autumn weather directly encourages the discovery of secrets of Pilsen’s interiors created by the world-famous Adolf Loos. While walking the streets of Pilsen, you can also admire other interesting structures from the last century as well as those completed not too long ago. As November gives way to December, Pilsen Design Week will further diversify the beginning of Advent.
When the weather isn’t exactly what you’d like for outdoor activities, that’s the perfect time to visit the cinema, a museum, a gallery, or any one of the interesting architectural gems hidden in Pilsen. Check out our autumn guide, thanks to which you can still enjoy Pilsen, even if it’s raining cats and dogs.
When planning a trip to Pilsen, you’ll surely make a list of places and experiences you simply don’t want to miss. We can help you out with this; feel free to take inspiration from our checklist, where you’ll find tips for places and events that are worth visiting. Summer hasn’t ended yet.
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Are you planning a trip to Pilsen and can’t wait to show off your enticing holiday photos to your friends and family? We have tips for you of places in Pilsen where you can take pictures to rake in one like after another. Just don’t forget to tag us! #visitpilsen #visitplzen
When exploring foreign regions, it’s almost your obligation to dive into the flavours and secrets of the local cuisine. When taking trips around the Czech Republic, you should try to discover Czech hospitality and traditional Czech food. When it comes to Czech cuisine, you can’t expect many light or healthy food options. This is why we’ll tell you right from the start: For better digestion, we recommend ordering at least one small Pilsner 12° with most Czech specialties. Vegetarians and vegans, however, will have a harder time with classic Czech food. Nevertheless, if you search hard enough, you can find some.
If you like beer, surely you’ve heard of the type of beer Pils or Pilsner. They’re named after the Czech city Pilsen, where bottom-fermented lager was first invented many years ago. This fourth-largest city located in West Bohemia, close to the German border, entices visitors not only for the tours of its world-renowned brewery but also thanks to its beautiful historical centre with the Gothic cathedral and one of the oldest synagogues on earth. And the city where four rivers meet has even more to offer. You can use Pilsen as your home base for exploring many of the corners of the Czech Republic. Where can you head off to from Pilsen?
If you’re looking to go on a family holiday and your plans must include fun and excitement, Pilsen is the perfect choice. It offers plenty of experiences comfortably accessible in one place. Plus, if after a few days, you start feeling like Pilsen is a little small, you can set out on interesting day trips into the city’s surrounding area. Where can you go with your small and still-growing young ones?
Going for a nice walk is always appreciated, especially when nature is located just a few steps from the city. That’s exactly the case in Pilsen, which is why we’re happy to help inspire you with a few relaxed walks through the city and beyond. Each overview will include a map with the path marked and a number of tips of where you can stop for lunch, find a drink to quench your thirst, or discover something interesting along the way.
Despite the coronavirus epidemic, plenty of exciting news worthy of your attention took place in Pilsen throughout the year. As soon as circumstances allow, we’re excited for the opening of a new microbrewery, tons of new food establishments, expositions in the ZOO, as well as a new tourist information centre.