Day Trip to Pilsen – Europe’s Capital of Culture

Day Trip to Pilsen – Europe’s Capital of Culture, Plzen, Czech Republic (B)

I’ve wanted to visit Pilsen ever since my very first sip of Pilsner Urquell. Although my visions of a mid-evil town with moats overflowing with golden beer wasn’t quite accurate, my day trip to Pilsen proved that this small industrial town 93 kilometers from Prague is so much more than the birthplace of my favourite beer.

Since my time in the Czech Republic was short I decided on a day trip to Pilsen. Getting there from my Aria Prague Hotel proved very easy. Trains leave every hour from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station and cost 300 CZK for a return trip. Tickets are open meaning you can hop on any of the trains coming and going to Pilsen.

After our short 1.5 hour our scenic ride we arrived at the Pilsen train station ready to see the sights. Thankfulley for this day trip to Pilsen, the towns main attractions are centered around the main square which is a short walk or tram ride away.

The first thing I noticed on my day trip to Pilsen was the lack of tourists. After rediscovering how busy Prague has become I was expecting similar crowds, but no. There I was in the middle of Pilsen’s beautiful Republic Square and no one was around. Bonus – we sat and had a coffee/beer in a café within the square and was not gouged on prices. This freedom alone is worth the day trip to Pilsen, not to mention the interesting architecture found in the Square. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Day Trip to Pilsen – Europe’s Capital of Culture
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Plzen
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Shaun Robertson
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Pilsner Urquell Brewery
  • Cathedral of St. Bartholomew