Enjoy Pilsen like a local
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.
Planning on taking some trips this summer? Then our tips will come in handy as you make your way to Pilsen – the world’s metropolis of beer and one of the Czech Republic’s most popular destination cities. Lovers of beer, architecture, culture, nature, as well as families with kids – we have something for everyone.
… you can find some great music in Pilsen. And culture too! Do you want to take a trip to this West Bohemian metropolis, but you’ve got one pocket empty and the other feeling a little light? No worries. Even with little to no money in your pocket, you can visit Pilsen for the music, as well as a number of exhibits and other cultural experiences. So, where do you want to go first?
As the days gradually become shorter and the weather cloudy, these changes quite understandably mark the coming of autumn. That, however, does not mean it’s time to stay indoors. Rather we would recommend making good use of those last few warmer, sunny days and heading out for a walk through Pilsen’s nature. We have prepared several tips for you of places where the leaves have beautifully changed their colours, and you can enjoy the fresh air.
While wine growers have their kingdom to the south in Moravia, Pilsen is the promised land for beer lovers. Few are aware, however, that, apart from the largest breweries in the country, one of the largest wine companies in the Czech Republic, Bohemia Sekt, calls Pilsen home. Even though Pilsen is the city of beer, and most people would prefer to go for a half-litre mug of Pilsner than a glass of wine, we understand that sometimes you just feel like enjoying the latter.
Even though you might have spent more than enough time together with your better half thanks to the quarantine, a romantic date for two is always something to look forward to. Plan a date to Pilsen and celebrate the fact that your relationship was strong enough to pass this test. Check out our tips on how to enjoy a romantic time for two in Pilsen. What do you say to a soak in a beer bath, drinks on a bench next to the flowing river, or a romantic dinner near the water in the city centre?
We have prepared a list of laid-back cycling trips for those who enjoy going for a ride while on holiday. These tips are perfect for recreational cyclists as well as families with children. 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.
Without a doubt the traditional profession of cooperage has a home in the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. This well-known brewery is the only one in the world who maintains this cultural occupation by continuing to employ coopers to this day. The skills they possess in their trade is quite unique. For this very reason, cooperage was added to the National List of Cultural Heritage in 2018. This is the first step to completing the dream goal of adding cooperage to the UNESCO World Heritage List, therefore maintaining this brewer’s tradition for further generations to come.
Without a doubt one of the hot topics of today is how we can sustain and maintain a healthy relationship with the environment. All of us are capable of travelling with respect toward nature and local cultures, it’s actually quite easy to do. Check out our tips of where to go for local, bio food, how to find ecologically-minded shopping areas that offer package-free products and where you can try the best fair-trade coffee. Take a trip to a slightly more ecologically minimalistic lifestyle and experience a greener side of the world. Pilsen definitely has something to offer in this department!