The town of Pilsen in western Bohemia is mostly known for its beer: a tour at the local Pilsen Urquell brewery is a must-do, especially because you’ll get to try some beer in the end. If you don’t know enough yet, continue your tour at the Brewery Museum. From there, you’ll also be able to access the city’s extensive underground tunnel network underneath the Old Town. The construction of the tunnels started in the 13th century — some of them lie up to three stories below the ground. Initially, they were mainly used to store food and — of course — beer, but later also as a waste disposal site as well as water storage.
On the surface, Pilsen's Old Town is rather small. On the main square, St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral sticks out due to its 102 meters high tower — the highest church in Cezchia! Close to the church, you’ll see a small angle figure, which is said to fulfill desires. Just think about your wish, while touching its head, and it’ll come true. Something you definitely don’t have to wish for is a place to go out at night: while the town’s nightlife can of course not be compared to Prague, there are still quite some bars and clubs to choose from.
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A day in Pilsen, the beer capital of the worldMore
City mainly known for its beer, great nightlife, some sightseeing