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Great day trip from Prague, and great beer

Pilsen, Plzeň Region, Czechia
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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


An omnipresent chain with great coffee & desserts, this location also has great views from the tallest building around

Special activities

Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s.
Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s.
Very good brewery tour including the history. Easy & important to book online in advance.

On The Map


by Lenin1991


@Ed4000 That bone church is certainly a unique destination!

by 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! ;)