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[Czech rep. regional centres] Plzeň

A second part of the series .

Plzeň



The german language equivalent for Plzeň is Pilsen, and it is rather known under this name in English too. The city is fourth largest in Czech republic and second in Bohemia, inhabited by 170,600. It was founded in 1295 when a confluence of four rivers had been built up in a basin location surrounded by several highlands. Nowadays one can have a stop in Plzeň when going west from Prague (95 km/60 mi) to Nuremburg/Munich, Germany. A highway is completed and the rail is going to be reconstructed for high speed trains soon. Most known city atraction is the Plzeňský Prazdroj/ Pilsner Urquell brewery where world's first lager beer was brewed in 1842. Less known happening is that first mass anti-communism protest in Eastern Bloc after WWII, known as Uprising in Plzeň. Škoda factories in Plzeň since 1859 produce several different machines, but cars. Those are produced in Mladá Boleslav. Last but not least, Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Čech was born and tauch catching a ball here.


Plzeň on Czech rep. map




St. Bartholomew Cathedral






City central square

Plzeň aerials from the Cathedral Tower







Plzeň from human eyes level














The Town hall - one of the best Czech renaissance architecture examples










The Big Synagogue - world 3rd largest after Jerusalem and Budapest ones





The Synagogue and J.K.Tyl Theatre



Narrow green zones in place of former medieval city fortification




Casual city views





















Western Bohemian Museum



Library of Westbohemian University



The Liberation Monument - Plzeň as the very west Czech area was liberated by American Army wat Communists were trying to dezinform due to loyality to Soviet Union (most of Czechoslovakia was liberated by the Red Army)




Main railway station






Pilsner Urquell brewery - provides two museums. One about historical genesis of the brewery. The other one about genesis of brew technologies.



Entrance:












Plzeň trams




Plzeň trolley-buses




Plzeň buses - the city is one of the world smallest providing integrated public transport of three elements (tram, bus, trolley-bus)




The Bohemka "skyscraper"

Planed reconstruction:






Dino Park






Aerials

View from Sylván hill; Vinice commie blocks in front of the view



City with Radyně castle on the same named hill on a horizon line



Genius loci with Škoda chimneys



Commie blocks in a distance (Lochotín, Bolevec, Košutka)




České Údolí water dam in Plzeň-Litice




In a townie of Starý Plzenec there is Czech oldest Romanic Rotunda - just across the highway city bypass





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