Drinking Pilsen in Plzen

Plzen Travel Blog

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Plzen Square at night.
Plzen was my first stop in the Czech Republic, i just changed trains in Prague and headed out to Plzen. I did fall asleep on the train , but a friendly local woke me up and said that we had arrived in Plzen ;)

Task nr1: Find a place to sleep. I didnt book in advance so i folowed the tips from Lonely planet to walk into the city and talk to some student agency. They could (at least according to Lonely planet) find me a nice hostel room for 150-250kc.. They , as well as the other hostels in Plzen where closed at winter so I had to settle for the Ubytovna TJ Lokomotiva. A Sports hostel around 1.3km outside of town. And walking around 5kms with a heavy backpack looking for a hostel isnt what i wants for a vacation, but the Hostel was clean and  had spacious rooms so i couldnt really complain.
The "Great Synagogue" in Plzen

Task nr2: Find the Pilsner Urquell Brewery.. I walked totally in the wrong direction and finally found a girl that spoke English. She showed me the way and asked why I was in Plzen. I said "To meet beautiful girls like you and to drink some world famous beer" and smiled. I finally found it and went on the tour which where really good. See the review further down the page.

Went back to the hostel to sleep a couple of hours and before i knew it the time where 23:15! Took a shower and went into town and started the pub crawl.. The first pub was a downer , the 2.nd one was a downer as they where almost closing, on the third one i hit jackpot! It was a nightclub recommended by people at the first bar. Many girls , nice interior and friendly people. I sat down with some people and tried to have a conversation untill the asked me why I sat with them , according to them there where many single girls here that night.
Some Architecture in Plzen
Something i wont doubt after the way they danced with me later that night. All things must come to an end and I headed to the next bar.

Jackpot again. I bought two beers and smashed them down into the table where two locals where sitting.. To make a long story short , they called me an alcoholic at least 10times and offered me beers. At 7AM they started shotting absinthe , something i turned down and they meant i was a sissy. The reasons was that i had to check out of the hostel in two hours..   I got their Email adresses and headed home

I stopped at a 24hour Herna on the way home, only to sit there for 5mins before i gave my beer away since things started to spin.

Well , it was a good day out.

The next day I did the brewery museum and went around taking pictures.. The brewery Museum was good , but it would have been great if I wasnt hungover
CFD says:
I know that word! So you mean that Im a bluffer and deceives people? How? Why? When?
Posted on: Jan 28, 2008
eirien says:
my favourite beer ;)
Posted on: Jan 17, 2008
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Plzen Square at night.
Plzen Square at night.
The Great Synagogue in Plzen
The "Great Synagogue" in Plzen
Some Architecture in Plzen
Some Architecture in Plzen
The River Radbuza which flows thro…
The River Radbuza which flows thr…
Plzen Sights & Attractions review
The St. Bartholomew Cathedral dominates old town Plzen and is in the middle of Old Town Square. Its built in Gothic style and the construction started… read entire review
Plzen Sights & Attractions review
While you are in Plzen you really should Visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery to sample one of the best beers in the world. There are two or three tours … read entire review
photo by: CFD