Enjoy Pilsen like a local
With the new tourist season, the castles, chateaus, and more around Pilsen are opening their doors, options for other experiences are coming to life, and the opening hours for many tourist destinations are being extended. Where will you go for your first spring trip in Pilsen?
The new year has arrived, and it’s brought plenty of new experiences with it. Maybe you’re wondering where to go, what sort of places you should visit, and what might be worth seeing most. We can help you make the right choice with the following article about the top events in Pilsen that are worth visiting in 2023. And while you’re here, don’t forget to visit some of Pilsen’s dominant features. Whether you’re touring the Gothic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, the largest synagogue in the country, or the unique interiors of world-renowned architect Adolf Loos, we guarantee that you’ll rank this culture-filled holiday as one of your favourites.
Without a doubt, Pilsen offers foreign visitors plenty of cultural experiences, and a theatrical performance on one of the three stages of the Josef Kajetán Tyl Theatre surely ranks amongst the most extraordinary. The Neo-Renaissance building of the Great Theatre with its elegant interior can be found on the edge of Pilsen’s historical city centre. The modern New Theatre is the only newly erected theatre building in the Czech Republic since of 1989. All of the theatre’s stages put on both modern and traditional, worldwide performances for a wide spectrum of audiences. So, which show will you come to see in Pilsen this winter?
The most magical time of the year is upon us, so you can probably guess what the programme will include. A week full of food, presents, visits, and fairy tales is waiting for us, all of which will then be topped off with lively New Year’s Eve celebrations. If you’d like to do more than just sit around at home, watching TV and stuffing yourself on potato salad and Christmas cookies, then we’ve got a few tips for you on places to visit in Pilsen during the holidays.
As the year comes to an end, the warm atmosphere full of music, festivals, and café and restaurant terraces gives way to the time of winter caps, mulled wine, and holiday greetings. The streets of Pilsen turn into a magical place full of lights and Christmas decorations, and Republic Square transforms into an Advent market with the aroma of punch, cinnamon, and Christmas gingerbread treats filling the air.
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.
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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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?