Great day trip from Prague, and great beer

Pilsen, Czechia
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Great day trip from Prague, and great beer
Plzen, historically known by its German name Pilsen, is a wonderful compact walkable town centered on a picturesque square. It's an easy and scenic train trip from Prague, with tickets costing just a couple dollars. The tourist crush in Prague can get a b...
Plzen, historically known by its German name Pilsen, is a wonderful compact walkable town centered on a picturesque square. It's an easy and scenic train trip from Prague, with tickets costing just a couple dollars. The tourist crush in Prague can get a bit overwhelming, so even though Plzen is not really off the beaten path, it feels like an authentic relief not to be bombarded by crystal and trdelnik shops at every turn.

I'm a big fan of craft beer, but giant Pilsener Urquell does make a very good product. The tour is very well done, showing how it's made today and explaining the history.
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Points of interest
Patton Memorial Pilsen
An unexpected small, interesting musuem dedicated to a slice of history not widely known
Restaurants
CrossCafe
An omnipresent chain with great coffee & desserts, this location also has great views from the tallest building around
Special activities
Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s.
Very good brewery tour including the history. Easy & important to book online in advance.
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Ed4000 We had a hard time choosing between this and the bone church in Kutna Hora. Wish we could have done both. And that trdelnik...we couldn't get enough of that stuff! ;)
Lenin1991 @Ed4000 That bone church is certainly a unique destination!