Travel Budget for Plzen

Plzensky kraj, Czech Republic

How much does it cost to travel to Plzen?

How much money will you need in Plzen? Kč1,250 ($57) is the average daily price for traveling in Plzen. The average price of food for one day is Kč325 ($15). The average price of a hotel for a couple is Kč1,714 ($78). Additional pricing is in the table below. These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    1,250
  • One Week Per person
    8,752
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    17,503
  • One Month Per person
    37,507
  • One Week For a couple
    17,503
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    35,007
  • One Month For a couple
    75,014
How expensive is Plzen?
  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    857
  • Food2 Meals for one day
    325
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    42
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    190
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Plzen, Czech Republic Plzen, Czech Republic
Renowned as the home of the pilsner beer, Plzen is a city located in the West Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. Beyond beer, it also features a number of impressive landmarks some of which include St. Bartholomew's Cathedral and the Great Synagogue.
Sights
A visit to the Pilsner Urquell Brewery is an especially popular attraction for those looking to experience the historic home of the original pilsner beer. Established in 1842, the brewery with its brewing cellars and a bottling plant is open for visitors to tour. For those interested in the wine scene, the Bohemia Sekt Winery, located just 10 km outside the city, is the largest Czech Champagne Winery and can be reached by train.

As far as architecture goes, one unique feature to the city's skyline is the Gothic St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, which was founded in the late 13th century. Today its tower is recorded as the highest in the Czech Republic at 335 feet (102.26 meters). Another landmark is the Great Synagogue - the second largest synagogue in Europe and third largest in the world (after synagogues in Jerusalem and Budapest). The Town Hall, built in the mid-16th century, is another Renaissance masterpiece with a structure based on the designs of an Italian architect, Giovanni de Statia. Beneath the entire old town center, there is also a historic network of underground cellars and tunnels which extends up to three levels. It can be accessed from the Brewery Museum on Veleslavínova Street.
Neighborhoods
After Prague, Plzen is the second biggest city in Bohemia. The hub of the city is its historical center, where most of the main attractions are concentrated. Some of these features include the monumental Gothic cathedral with the tallest spire in the Czech Republic, the second biggest Synagogue in Europe, several museums and galleries, and a number of beautiful historical buildings. A stroll through the historical center will reveal a charming main square, a variety of local cafes and restaurants, and a number of parks perfect for a serene escape to the greenery of the city.

Activities
Admiring Plzen's historical architecture and experiencing its famous pilsner brew are just two of the many activities that the city has to offer. Additionally, many visitors also spend some time at the Plzen Zoo which was founded in 1926 - the second oldest zoo and largest in the country. It is home to more than 1,300 species and over 6,500 individual animals. Species include Indian rhinos, Sudanese cheetahs, Liberian hippos, Komodo dragons, giant tortoises, lemurs, chimpanzees, giraffes, Siberian tigers, snow and Chinese leopards, penguins and many others - each living within a recreation of its own natural habitat. The Techmania Science Center and Puppet Museum also have a variety of activities for all ages, while other museums include the West Bohemian Museum, the Brewery Museum, the Ghost Museum, and the Diocese Museum.
Food and Dining
Czech cuisine makes up the traditional fare of the general area. A Czech meal will typically consist of two or more main courses, with the first being soup and the second being the main dish. Thick soups and many kinds of sauces are especially popular. These are both based on stewed or cooked vegetables and meats, often with cream, as well as baked meats with natural gravies. A third course might sometimes consist of dessert or fruit compote. A mainstay of Czech side dishes is the dumpling - usually sliced, potato-based, filled with smoked meat, and served with spinach or sour cabbage. Other side dishes include noodles, boiled or risotto rice sometimes made into a kind of pudding, boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes, and French fries or croquettes. As far as the main course goes, pork is the most common meat though beef, veal, and chicken are also found. These can be cooked into stews, marinated, stuffed into dumplings, minced and baked, or smoked. Also, be sure to try a brew of the famous pilsner beer, named for the city in which it was invented.
Transportation
By plane, the nearest airport is in the Czech capital of Prague which offers international flights and serves as the hub for Czech Airlines. The airport is about one to one and a half hours northeast of Plzen. From Prague, the best way to reach the city is by bus. Plzen also has direct bus connections to airports in Munich and Frankfurt, Germany.

Another option for travelers is to take a train from Prague to Plzen. The main station in Plzen is just a five minute walk from the city center.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.
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