Beer & Architecture in Pilsen, the Czech Republic

| February 2, 2016

Not far over the German-Czech border is the Bohemian city of Pilsen (locally, Plzeň).  What comes from Pilsen?  Pilsner.  Now, I prefer dark beer, but when we had the opportunity to pass through Pilsen last month, of course I insisted upon lunch and a pilsner.  It is worth noting that the beer was created by a Bavarian brewer in the mid-1800’s.

I didn’t know what to expect of Pilsen, so I was surprised that it was a pretty big city.  The Baroque architecture downtown was beautiful.  Here are some shots from around the Marktplatz, and from lunch…

Driving into Pilsen

Driving into Pilsen

 

Heading into the Marktplatz

Heading into the Marktplatz

 

Beautiful, colorful architecture

Beautiful, colorful architecture

 

Baroque style

Baroque style

 

architecture

Some buildings were very ornate

 

Colorful

Colorful

 

 architecture

I couldn’t get enough of the architecture

 

Marktplatz

Marktplatz

 

City streets

City streets

 

Amazing tzadziki and warm, fresh bread at the restaurant Rango

Amazing tzadziki and warm, fresh bread at the restaurant Rango

 

An unbelievable spinach ricotta fusilli at the restaurant Rango

An unbelievable spinach ricotta fusilli at the restaurant Rango

 

And of course........a Pilsner.

And of course……..a Pilsner.

 

This is a good pitstop between Prague and southern Germany.  There were remnants of a Christmas market in the Marktplatz, so it might be a nice winter weekend destination!

 

 

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Category: Europe, the Czech Republic, Travel

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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