Plzeň, or Pilsen as it is known in English, is a city in Western Bohemia in the Czech Republic. The city is well known worldwide for the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, which has specialized in bottom-fermented beer since 1842. The town is surrounded by parks and is home to a 19th-century Great Synagogue where concerts are hosted. There are several business hotels in Plzeň offering various services.
What is there to do outside working hours in Plzeň?
Located in the town centre, the Plzeň Plaza is a shopping mall offering various shops, restaurants and fast food outlets as well as a cinema complex, showing the latest releases. Měšťanská Beseda is another film theatre in the centre, screening local films. There are several excellent restaurants in the centre including the recommended Restaurace a Vinárna U Mansfelda, serving traditional Czech cuisine and Pilsner beer, perfect for a relaxed business lunch. In the evening, The PUB Plzeň is a popular bar, serving good food. Should your hotel have no fitness centre on offer, head over to Avalon Fitness Centrum, which offers a range of exercise equipment and a spa.
What business facilities are on offer to me in Plzeň?
If planning a conference or business event, the various business hotels in the city centre offer meeting rooms which can house any number of delegates with all the necessary audio visual equipment. The most convenient airport for Plzeň is the Karlovy Vary Airport (KLV), 72 km from the centre of town, or the Prague Václav Havel Airport (PRG), 89 km from Plzeň. Transport to the city is available by bus, train or taxi.
What particular sights should I see during my stay in a hotel in Plzeň?
If you are staying in a hotel in Plzeň and you are interested in Pilsner beer, the Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery tour takes visitors on a tour of the brewery, where they can learn the history of the beer brewed in the city since 1842. It also is possible to tour a portion of a historic underground tunnel and cellar network in the city. The tunnels are accessible from the Brewery Museum. The Gothic St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, dating back to the 13th century, is of interest to visit, as is the Moorish Revival Great Synagogue.