Pilsen for a beer or two

Radbuza River

Another loooong weekend to burn. This time we went to Pilsen or Plzeň in the Czech Republic.
You might wonder why the pilsner type blond lager is called Pilsner – yes the first Pilsen was brewed right here. Pilsner Urquell is the original pilsner and first pale lager beer in the world. The people of the city where not happy with the beer the local brewers brew. So the city officials asked Josef Groll, a Bavarian brewer, to develop a better beer. On 5 October 1842, Groll had a new mash ready and on 11 November 1842, the new beer was first served at the feast of Saint Martin markets. Everybody was happy so they brew it till today.
A long time ago I passed Pilsen on a train. I saw only the train station but I knew – one day I will be back here.

Did book a room for two nights in a quite suburb but a few days before the weekend I found out we can spend one extra night – that is why it is called a looooong weekend.
Unfortunately the hotel was booked solid so we spend the first night in another place.

View from the apartment
View from the apartment

Bedroom
Bedroom

Kitchen
Kitchen

Living room
Living room
Quite nice but a bit to far out to walk to town. The next morning we went to the other hotel, parked the car and walked into the city.

Cross of Conciliation
Cross of Conciliation

House next to the river
House next to the river.
Most of the way we could walk along the river. Great to get to the inner city.

Radbuza River
Radbuza River

War Memorial
War Memorial

Almost downtown - still at the river
Almost downtown – still at the river

Graffiti at the river

Graffiti at the river

The Gothic Church of St. Nicholas was built in the years 1406-1410
The Gothic Church of St. Nicholas was built in the years 1406-1410

The Art Nouveau houses at Hálkova street

Art Noveau houses, Hálkova street

Dog and cat
Dog and cat

Detail of the faccade
People look out of the wall and a guy climbing up a floor (on the top left)

Interesting Details and colours
Interesting details and colours

A nice street

They are all very intresting

Halkova Street

Here is the top like a dream castle
Here is the top like a dream castle

At the corner of Halkova and Kopernikova
At the corner of Halkova and Kopernikova

Halkova Street

Halkova Street

And there is much more in other Streets!

Skretova Street
Skretova Street

Skretova Street
Skretova Street

At the corner of Kopernikova and Bendova street
At the corner of Kopernikova and Bendova street

Houses with the painting of Mikulas Ales at Nerudova street

Houses with the painting of Mikulas Ales at Nerudova street

House at Nerodova Street

House at Nerodova Street

House at Nerodova Street

At the namesti Republiky
At the namesti Republiky

House in the Bezrucova street
House in the Bezrucova street

The Great Synagogue
The Moorish Revival Great Synagogue. It is the second largest synagogue in Europe after the one in Budapest

Josef Kajetán Tyl Theatre
Josef Kajetán Tyl Theatre

House at Klatovska trida Street
House at Klatovska trida Street

House at Klatovska trida Street
Unfortunate they kill it with the shops downstairs 🙁

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Author: Marc Hastenteufel

I like to travel and i like to snap pictures! My mother got me a Eurorail ticket when i was 15 and together with 2 friends we adventured into France. This was the beginning of a new addiction. I do like to take pictures so one thing leads to another and on this site i want to share some of my pictures and some of my trips with you! Now i am on the road for more than 6 months every year. Visiting old friends and making new friends while exploring this big blue ball.

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