Šumava, the mysterious beauty
Šumava lets you experience nature in a way that provides you
with new strength and spiritual balance.
West Bohemia
DID YOU KNOW…
…the Great Synagogue in Plzeň is
the third largest synagogue in the
world? Its construction made lavish
use of Oriental-style decorations,
and today the synagogue serves as
a concert and exhibition hall.
IN SEARCH OF CLASSIC BEER
AND BEER SPECIALTIES
The Plzeň area offers several trip
options to explore this golden
beverage and also presents the
opportunity to visit other attractive
locations. Take a trip along the beer
routes of West Bohemia!
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Have fun learning about the
principles of mathematics and
physics in the modern interactive
centre
Techmania
in Plzeň’s
southern suburbs.
TIPS
Plzeň – European cultural
capital 2015
Plzeň’s location between Prague and the country’s western border provided for rapid
economic development; today, the area is associated with a traditionally rich cultural
environment. Plzeň is the site of cultural events and international festivals such as the
Smetana’s Days music festival, Skupova Plzeň puppet festival, the Historic Weekend, the
multi-genre festival Na ulici (On the Street), Pilsner Fest, the International Biennale of
Drawing, and the Divadlo theatre festival.
The enduring fame of Plzeň Prazdroj
When you say
Plzeň
, what comes to the mind of every Czech is the classic bitter taste of
the local beer. The city’s own Plzeň Prazdroj is without exaggeration a world-renowned
beverage with an unparalleled recipe. And it definitely tastes the best in its ‘home town’!
Historic centre of Plzeň (Pilsen)
Černé Lake
Chodsko Festival
Raise your glasses!
Discover the largest
Šumava lakes
,
named
Černé and Čertovo
. One
hiking trail leads from Železná
Ruda. This village is on the German
border and is a great place to start
off other trips.
Visit one of several monuments:
the vast castle ruins
Rabí
near the
town of Sušice, the castle
Kašperk
with its lookout onto the forests of
Šumava, or romantic
Velhartice
in one of the most beautiful of
Šumava’s valleys.
TIPS
Let’s celebrate!
If you happen to visit the West Bohemian area known as Chodsko, you will mostly
find yourself attracted by the traditional Chodsko ceramics, the country architecture,
and the local cuisine. Folk bagpipe music and dance are still alive, and the
Chodsko
Festival
in
Domažlice
is one of the oldest folklore festivals in the Czech Republic. The
only other place you would find so many bagpipers might be Scotland…
Velhartice
Rabí
Kašperk
You can learn about the culture
of Chodsko all year round at
the
Chodsko Museum
at the
Domažlice Castle
.
The Chodsko Festival takes place every year in August on the name day of St. Lawrence
or at the first weekend after this day.
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WE RECOMMEND
a tour of the
Pilsner Urquell
brewery
or a visit to the
Brewery Museum
located in the
city centre. Experience the story
of beer from the Middle Ages up
to today!
The Great Synagogue
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