Enjoy Pilsen like a local
If there’s any time of year that Pilsen truly shines, it would be the Advent season. During Christmas time, the city is submerged by a festive atmosphere. Every stroll through the historical city centre will take you past the Advent market, which entices with its delicious mulled wine, live Nativity Scene, and intriguing selection of gifts. During Advent, you can visit Pilsen’s main tourist destinations, including the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, the Great Synagogue, and St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral with Pilsen’s highest tower. Your view over the Christmas decorations will come as welcomed bonus.
Inspiration is always a welcomed sight, and the same can be said in the field of gastronomy. Slowly but surely, Pilsen is becoming a gastronomic powerhouse. We’ve prepared a few tips for you on newly-opened establishments that are truly worth a visit. Come and see for yourself. Fans of Arabic cuisine, street food, quality wine, Spanish tapas, great coffee, and sweets will find what they’re looking for here. Bon appetite!
Travelling by train has an unmistakable magic to it. Surely everyone enjoys the regular swaying and rhythm of a moving train. And if we then add other pluses like how comfortable they are, the option to ride with a pram, and cheaper travel with a discounted Pilsen Tourist ticket, taking a trip by train makes for a great idea. You can comfortably embark on a trip along the tracks from Pilsen to every corner of the world. Unsure where to go? Here are a few tips for trips by train that take 1 hour or less.
The spectacular celebrations for the 181th 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?
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?
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.
All of the main tourist attractions, such as the world-famous Pilsner Urquell Brewery, the historical city centre with the Gothic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, and the Renaissance-age City Hall, as well as the interiors by the celebrated architect Loos, are open all year round to visitors. Which season, however, is the best for visiting the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic? It’s hard to say, each offers something special, and even Pilsen’s locals can’t agree on a clear answer. The choice then is yours.
Some people only need one good excuse to take a trip or go on holiday, while others take their planning very seriously, gathering as many reasons together as possible. No matter which group you fall into, we’d be happy to show you all the countless reasons why you’ll want to visit Pilsen.
Summer in Pilsen offers rich cultural activities, intriguing historical monuments, and even beer experiences typical of trips through the centre. But if you decide to stay longer, you’ll find an array of places around Pilsen that’ll scratch your itch of wanting to escape the bustling city and relax in nature. We’ve prepared a number of tips for you that prove the Pilsen Region has a little something of everything: romantic views over the local countryside, non-traditional lookout towers, swimming in untouched waters, and even a location with a high concentration of positive energy.
When someone mentions “Pilsen”, most of us immediately think of beer. And that’s no surprise considering the world’s first bottom-fermented light beer was brewed right here at the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. Pilsen is worth visiting, whether for only a few hours or even a few days. If you’re here during the summer, you’ll not only enjoy delicious, chilled beer and the local tourist attractions but also loads of amazing open-air cultural events. Take your pick from the list of attractions this summer, or simply come and see for yourself that Pilsen has fun events and locations for absolutely everyone.
One of the emptiest places on Czech gastro guru Lukáš Hejlík’s Gastromap is apparently the Pilsen Region, however, this certainly doesn’t apply to the West-Bohemian capital city. A whole array of interesting businesses have popped up in Pilsen over the past few years, including bistros, cafes, and restaurants serving Pilseners or beer from the local craft breweries. The farmers’ markets then offer a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, as do the regular street food markets at DEPO2015.
Slowly but surely, the days are getting longer, temperatures are remaining above zero (more or less), and we can see the sun in the sky a lot more than in January. After a cold winter, it’s no surprise we want to put this to good use and set off on a trip. Not sure where to go? We’ll help. We’ve prepared a few tips for you on interesting trips around Pilsen that the whole family can go on. Ruins, viewpoints, a mini zoo, and other interesting places you’ll enjoy.