Hotel Victoria

PILSNER URQUELL

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Visitors can tour authentic locations where Pilsner Urquell beer has been made since it was invented. You will see a modern bottling line with a capacity of 120,000 bottles/hour, a unique exhibition of raw materials, the historical and current Pilsner Urquell brewhouse and the Hall of Fame with the brewery’s most important treasures. The culmination of the tour is a visit to the historical brewery cellars and tasting of unfiltered, unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell (only for visitors over 18). 

http://www.prazdrojvisit.cz/https://goo.gl/maps/zR1CssUtDB92

BREWERY MUSEUM

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The only museum of its kind in the world located in an original brewery house from the 15th century has a truly unique collection. Hundreds of exhibits show the history of beer brewing from antiquity to present day. Learn more about the history of Plzeň’s pubs, see the malt house, kiln, rollers, laboratory and many beer curiosities (such as the smallest beer mug in the world).

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HISTORICAL UNDERGROUND OF PLZEŇ

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Construction of the historical underground system under the city started in the 14th century and its total length of 20 km makes it one of the largest in the Czech Republic. The almost 800 metre-long tour will take you through a labyrinth of corridors, cellars and wells. The exhibited objects, most of them found in local wells, uncover the secrets of everyday life in the Middle Ages; you will learn how people stored ice and food and how important the underground was at times of siege. You will also see the historical waterworks from the first half of the 16th century, the best-preserved structure of its kind in the country.

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ZOO PLZEŇ

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The Plzeň zoological and botanical gardens are an ideal destination for a family trip. Located close to the city centre in an attractively varied terrain with lakes, an arboretum, rock faces and indoor and outdoor pavilions, it is home to various animal species from all over the world. Giraffes, rhinos, lions, tigers, bears, penguins, flamingos, kangaroos, zebras, crocodiles and even common domestic animals at the Lüfterka farm are the main stars of the Plzeň zoo. The zoo also has a botanical section with a meditative Japanese garden. It doesn’t matter whether you have just a few minutes or several hours. You can easily spend the entire day at the zoo.

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DINOPARK

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An adventurous journey to prehistory with moving and roaring models of prehistoric lizards. Several metre-tall models of different species are presented in natural scenery reminiscent of the Mesozoic era. The DinoPark allows children to admire the giant extinct creatures and discover a world that has been gone for millions of years. There are other attractions as well. Children can uncover a dinosaur skeleton at the paleontological playground. A show at the 3D cinema, included in the ticket price, will take you under the surface of the wild Mesozoic seas brimming with danger and excitement.

http://www.dinopark.cz/https://goo.gl/maps/6JhjxmtccKt

TECHMANIA

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Scientific shows, brain teasers, experiments, traditional and interactive exhibits, unexpected surprises, unconventional workshops and a super modern planetarium at the Techmania Science Center in Plzeň, open in all weather, can convince the entire family that science can be a lot of fun. The center, located in a former industrial hall of the Škoda Works, includes a parking garage and restaurant. Techmania offers a full day of edutainment for the whole family over an area of 3,000 m2.

http://www.techmania.cz/https://goo.gl/maps/aFHSp1rPvUM2

ST BARTHOLOMEW CATHEDRAL

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The true dominant feature of Plzeň is St Bartholomew Cathedral, the construction of which began with the founding of the city and was completed in the early 16th century. The church is a registered national heritage landmark, as is the marlstone statue on the main altar known as the Plzeň Madonna. The statue represents the Bohemian variant of the style known as International Gothic. The cathedral has the tallest church tower in the Czech Republic (102.6 m) offering views of the city and its surroundings from a gallery at a height of 60 m. In 1993, Pope John Paul II established a diocese in Plzeň and the Church of St Bartholomew became a cathedral. A sculpture group on the eastern side of the church depicts Christ on the Mount of Olives protected by several small angels, one of whom, according to legend, can fulfil even your most secret wishes…

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GREAT SYNAGOGUE

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The Great Synagogue, built in 1893 in the Moorish-Romanesque style, is the second largest in Europe (and the fourth largest in the world). It is a testament to the rich life of Plzeň’s Jewish community, which, unfortunately, was almost completely destroyed during the Nazi occupation in 1939-1945. The historic building was renovated in the late 20th century and is now used both for its original religious purpose and as an exhibition and concert hall with excellent acoustics and a unique atmosphere.

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MUSEUM OF WEST BOHEMIA

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The Museum of West Bohemia, with a collection of more than two million objects, is one of the largest in the Czech Republic. The monumental Neo-Renaissance building with a large circular fountain can be found in the city park circuit. Its unique exhibits include a collection of firearms from the 14-17th centuries and an Art Nouveau library with valuable incunabula.

http://www.zcm.cz/https://goo.gl/maps/N8jxWLFs4Un

ADOLF LOOS INTERIORS

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The set of eight original residential interiors is a unique architectural treasure created in Plzeň by the world-famous architect Adolf Loos in the 1930s for rich investors from the local Jewish community. Besides showing the design sensibilities of the First Czechoslovak Republic, the tours also provide interesting insight into the living standards of the Jewish community at the time. Each of the interiors has its own story which often blends the tragic fate of individuals with the historical events before and during the Second World War and in the communist era.

http://www.plzen.eu/https://goo.gl/maps/4femnPjVtTm

KARTARENA

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The KartArena is the most advanced go-kart track in Plzeň. The surface of the track is made of high-quality polished concrete with an epoxy finish that maximises the stability of the go-kart on the track and provides a highly efficient grip surface for tyres. It meets the strictest safety standards defined in European regulations. Its parameters make it one of the best and safest tracks in all of Europe. The track is maintained by highly trained and experienced staff using computer technology to ensure maximum safety for every visitor, so you can focus purely on the experience and fun with friends.

http://www.motokaryplzen.cz/https://goo.gl/maps/Y3W1XrZBKin

PAINTBALL SPA AREA PLZEŇ

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The paintball arena is located in the former Plzeň municipal spa. Enjoy your game in a unique building from the 1920s! There is a car park behind the main building. The arena also includes a safety zone with facilities for players and spectators. The operator, PPA, also runs many other paintball arenas near Plzeň.

http://www.spa-paintball.cz/https://goo.gl/maps/T4rfUPkkfWC2

BOHEMIA SEKT

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Come delve into the mysterious depths of sparkling wines, an alchemy of flavours and aromas of the Bohemia Sekt brand. The two-hour visit is designed for groups of 10 to 45 people who want to sample great sparkling wines and discover the secrets of their production. Bohemia Sekt offers the option to visit the manufacturing facilities and taste its unique products. See the original underground cellars where the wines mature. Become an expert on sparkling wines. You will see the most interesting parts of the manufacturing plant, the original cellars from the 19th century where sparkling wines are made using the traditional Champagne method. See the premises where the oldest continuously produced sparkling wine in the Czech Republic, the Château Radyně, is made. Stand at the base of the largest cuvée tank with a volume of an incredible 1,000,000 litres. Learn more not just about the technology of making sparkling wines, but also the history of winemaking in the Czech Republic.

http://www.bohemiasekt.cz/https://goo.gl/maps/DwnhcYowEg32

GOLF PARK PLZEŇ NEAR DÝŠINÁ

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A golf resort with 18 holes offering golf lessons, golf tournaments and golf equipment. The pride of the resort is a technically challenging course located in the birch and alder groves between the Klabava River and the beautiful Ejpovické Lake. The grounds include all facilities, a stylish restaurant, training centre and hotel.

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AIR PARK ZRUČ U PLZNĚ

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Mr Karel Tarantík’s unusual private collection of aircraft and military equipment consists of 50 complete and 20 incomplete aircraft and tanks from World War II. Even though most of the exhibits are wrecks without engines or mechanical parts, they are still a part of military history that delights visitors. Unique exhibits include the Antonov AN-30, known as the Flying Camera, the only one of its kind present in the Czech Republic. Another rarity is a model Spitfire fighter made for the film Dark Blue World. The greatest feature of the Air Park is that it’s truly open to all visitors, who can climb into and try out most of the exhibits. You can crawl inside a tank or an armoured vehicle, inspect a helicopter, climb into a jet engine or try on a German helmet. For a fee, you can also take a tour of the largest exhibited plane, the IL-18. All the exhibits have informative panels with interesting stories that document their past.

http://www.airpark.wz.cz/https://goo.gl/maps/6Nwkpy2o9w22

KOZEL CHÂTEAU

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The Kozel Château is the most visited heritage sites in west Bohemia. Its grounds, found just a few kilometres south of Plzeň near the village of Šťáhlavy, include the château itself, a Classicist hunting lodge from the late 18th century, a chapel, riding school, theatre, servant quarters and stables. There is naturally also a château park. The château was originally built as a country residence for the nobility. During the tour, you can admire the original furniture, showing what hunting lodges and summer residences looked like in the late 18th and early 19th century. The theatre was originally built as stables for the owners’ most beloved horses. In the early 19th century, Count Waldstein had it rebuilt into a theatre to entertain his children, and today it’s one of the few surviving theatres from this period. The château chapel is now used for concerts and weddings. Surrounding the castle is a 40-hectare landscaped park which has been in some details likened to the Schönbrunn in Vienna.

https://www.zamek-kozel.eu/https://goo.gl/maps/5e1R332GKDE2

KARLOVY VARY

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Even though the city of Karlovy Vary (or Carlsbad) was founded by King and Emperor Charles IV in 1350, it became more widely known for the healing properties of its thermal and mineral springs as late as the 18th and 19th century. Since then, however, the flow of visitors has never stopped and today it’s one of the best known spas in Europe. The heart of the spa is the Vřídelní Colonnade with the Vřídlo, a hot spring whose jets reach up to 12 metres. This best known spring in the city supplies thermal water to all the spas and is the basic source for the Carlsbad thermal salts and for mineralised souvenirs. The modern open colonnade serves for relaxation and drinking cures; particularly curious visitors may even look at the Vřídlo colonnade underground. A traditional part of a trip to Karlovy Vary is a visit of the Moser glass engraving workshop and visitor centre, where you can buy popular glass souvenirs. If you want to try traditional spa treatments or brand new relaxation and wellness programmes, you can visit Elizabeth Spa, named after Empress Elizabeth, better known as Sissi.

http://www.karlovy-vary.cz/https://goo.gl/maps/R33rs2oWo3o

MARIÁNSKÉ LÁZNĚ

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Mariánské Lázně, also known as Marienbad, is a true jewel of architecture: a city built according to a precise plan that was never disturbed by later rebuilding efforts. It features typical spa houses, hotels and colonnades as well as a museum, statues, parks and landscaped paths. The centre of spa life is the Neo-Baroque/Art Nouveau cast iron colonnade from 1889, the main spa promenade with rich decorations and several springs. In front of the colonnade is the singing fountain combining music with magnificent lighting in the evenings. The great German poet J. W. Goethe loved Czech spas and visited Mariánské Lázně three times; here he also met his last great love, Ulrika von Levetzow. Goethe’s stays were a great advertisement for the newly established spa and captured the attention of all of Europe. Soon everyone knew of Goethe’s conviction of the healing powers of the Cross Spring and that he was having the local water sent in jugs to Weimar. A great place for relaxation is the Roman Spa built in 1896 with a historical atmosphere complemented with modern wellness treatments. During your walking tours, you can visit the Boheminium Park with miniature models of various Czech landmarks; in winter, you can enjoy the cross-country trails or the Slalomář and Krakonoška downhill slopes in the local ski resort.

http://www.marianskelazne.cz/https://goo.gl/maps/zAfydH5kU2q

FRANTIŠKOVY LÁZNĚ

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The local springs have been known since the Middle Ages, when the local water was carried to Cheb and sold for drinking. The city and spa were established in 1793 by order of Emperor Francis I, and thanks to the city’s uniform Classicist architecture, visitors still feel as if they were being transported back into an older era. Františkovy Lázně is a picturesque town with a checkerboard layout and many buildings in the Classical and Empire style surrounded by beautiful parks and woodlands. The best known springs are the Františkův and Luisin; the two spa pavilions in which they are located are among the most beautiful buildings of the city and are also its prominent symbols. The Františkovy Lázně spa treats, among others, gynaecological diseases, including infertility. When in 1923 Adolf Mayerl made a statue of a boy with a fish for the park as a symbol of fertility, a legend soon spread among the patients: that every woman who touches the toe of his left foot will get pregnant within a year. A modern feature of the city is the Aquaforum, a complex of swimming pools with a wellness centre, saunas and many attractions.

http://www.frantiskovylazne.cz/https://goo.gl/maps/JMPwmvt1f9K2

PRAGUE

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The heart of Europe, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and an architectural jewel on the Vltava River – all that is Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It’s also an eternal inspiration for artists and has been depicted in thousands of images. Prague is a golden UNESCO site with a hundred spires; it is majestic and mysterious, with an unforgettable atmosphere.

Visit Prague Castle, the seat of Czech princes and kings. The extensive complex of palaces, churches, courtyards and alleyways featuring all the architectural styles of European history, dominated by the Gothic St Vitus Cathedral, is together with the historic centre of the city inscribed on the UNESCO list of heritage sites. Take a walk through the Royal Garden to the Queen Anne Summerhouse and don’t forget the picturesque Golden Lane with its tiny houses, one of the most romantic corners of the castle complex. Navigate through the maze of alleys of the Old Town to Charles Bridge. On the other end of the bridge, you can take the stairs to get to the small romantic island of Kampa. The Old Town Square is one of the mandatory stops on any trip to Prague. Every hour on the hour, crowds of tourists gather in front of the Old Town Hall to watch the march of the apostles on the historical astronomical clock. Others relax on benches or in front of cafés, basking in the atmosphere of the square. Unforgettable experiences in Prague include sightseeing cruises on the Vltava River and a trip to Petřín Hill and the lookout tower resembling the Eiffel Tower in Paris; there is also a Mirror Maze nearby. You can find many picturesque sights on your strolls through the Jewish Quarter or have a coffee in the only Cubist café in the world, the Grand Café Orient in the House of the Black Madonna in Celetná Street.

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