Trips with Bartholomew the Camel
- Basic information
- 1. Pilsen house signs and legends
- 2. Pilsen – the birthplace of Spejbl and Hurvínek
- 3. In Search of a Pilsen book
- 4. Brewing in Pilsen
- 5. Zábělá Nature Trail
- 6. Exploring the footsteps of František Maloch
- 7. Bolevec ponds
- 8. Sigmond trail
- 9. Animal Rescue Shelter
- 10. Zoological and Botanical Gardens of the City of Pilsen and DinoPark
Not only the city of Pilsen but also its surroundings are ideal for visits to interesting places. There is so much to see that one day will certainly not suffice. For residents and visitors to the city who do not know Pilsen, a Family Package is on offer – instructions for a long weekend with a trip to the surroundings of the city.
For those who would like to really get to know Pilsen and maybe even compete a bit, there are prepared trips with Bartholomew the Camel.
Friday: Arrival in Pilsen in the afternoon. Check-in at place of accommodation. Tour of the Brewery Museum (for larger groups, educational programmes for children can be booked). An evening walk through the historical centre (including a climb to the top of the highest church tower in the Czech Republic), the park ring with views of the exteriors of historic buildings: Pilsen City Hall, the Grand Theatre, the Study and Research Library of the Pilsen Region, the Burgher’s Hall, Museum of West Bohemia, and a stop at the statue of Špejbl and Hurvínek. Dinner. Return to place of accommodation.
Saturday: Morning – departure and trip by tourist train to the zoo and Dinopark. Exhibition tour, a visit to the Lüftnerka village farmhouse on the grounds of the Zoo. Lunch. Afternoon: Theatre performances at the Alfa or JoNáš Theatre, or a film in the multiplex Cinema City Pilsen. Alternatively, visit the Slovany swimming pool with its waterslide, jacuzzis, swimming pool and wading pool. In beautiful weather walk along the Sigmond nature trail to the historic Kolomazná (Resin) furnace. Swimming in the largest pond, Pilsen-Bolevák. Return to place of accommodation.
Sunday: Breakfast. Morning – visit to the Museum of Ghosts and Pilsen Historical Underground. For older children: climbing centre – monkey track in Škoda Park Pilsen Doudlevce or visit to Škoda Sports Park (inline skating, skating, climbing wall)
Continue to Dnešice – 10km from Pilsen in the direction of Klatovy. Tour of the country town Halter Valley – the Wild West in western Bohemia.
EXCURSIONS WITH BARTHOLOMEW THE CAMEL
I am Bartholomew the Camel and I will be happy to help you when planning a trip to our city. I have lived in this city for so long that I am now part of the city emblem. That is why I know about everything that's happened in Pilsen for centuries. Do you know, for example, about Pilsen legends? You don’t? And yet Pilsen has so many historical buildings with an interesting history - and it’s often visible on the buildings themselves! And do you know that Spejbl and Hurvínek were born in Pilsen? And that the first Czech printed book was made here?
I'll tell you about everything, and when you come to Pilsen, I will guide you through all the interesting places ...