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10 Interesting Facts About Pilsen

Facts About Pilsen

  • The city is known worldwide for Pilsner beer, created by Bavarian brewer Josef Groll in the city in 1842.
  • Pilsen is the fourth most populous city in the Czech Republic with about 175,000 inhabitants.
  • The city is the transportation hub and the economic and cultural centre of western Bohemia.
  • Plzeň is divided into ten boroughs, which are further divided into 25 administrative parts
  • Plzeň was a European Capital Of Culture in 2015, along with Mons in Belgium.
  • Plzeň was first mentioned as a castle in 976, as the scene of a battle between Duke Boleslaus II the Pious of Bohemia and Emperor Otto II.
  • The average elevation of Pilsen is 310 m
  • Pilsen became a town in 1295 when King Wenceslaus II granted Plzeň its civic charter as a “Royal City” and established a new town site.
  • Plzeň is twinned with Birmingham, United States; Liège, Belgium; Limoges, France; Regensburg, Germany; Takasaki, Japan; Winterthur, Switzerland & Žilina, Slovakia.
  • The Škoda company, established in Plzeň in 1859, has been an important element of Austro-Hungarian, Czechoslovak and Czech engineering, and one of the biggest European arms factories.
Facts About Pilsen
Facts About Pilsen

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