We took a train from Prague to Plzeň early the next morning. It was only a 90 minute ride and it was fun to see the countryside.
First order of business was food. We found a place that had pizza which was delicious. It’s not burnt, it was made with a black flour crust.
The reason we wanted to go to Plzeň was for Pilsner Urquell Brewery, so we had booked 2 tours there.
The first tour was for the Pilsner Historical Underground which was my favorite. It talked about the history of the brewery and the history of the town as well.
From the Underground Tour, we went to the brewery itself for a tour there.
It showed where they bottle the beer, where it is fermented, and talked about how it is made.
It wasn’t quite as fast moving as the underground tour, but it was still really interesting.
We got to try some of the unfiltered/unpasteurized beer as part of the tour. The people who really liked beer seemed to like it the best. Myself, not as much. But I did like the Pilsner beers we had before and after.
Something else we learned with German beer in general is that you want it to have foam (a head). The foam tastes pretty good actually.
We ended the night with a steak dinner, which was much needed. We had another early train to Munich the next day.