Undoubtedly the main event of city’s cultural life is the Festival of Beer, a lot of travelers from the whole world visit Plzen during this time. Festival starts on the first October’s Friday and lasts for three days, by tradition the city’s mayor must tell toast. Tasting of the best sorts of beer and national dishes are the main amusement for a lot of event’s participants, however festival’s program is not limited by gastronomical events.
At the time of festival there are the most unusual competitions, the one of the natives’ favorite entertainments is competitions of trays throwing. The local strong men demonstrate their talents for rolling beer casks; all those who wished to have a part into the national festivities and entertaining events can do this.
Pilsner Urquell is the most famous sort of beer, which is still produced by the local factory. At the first time production started in 1842, the first portion of beer was brewed 5th October. Exactly this famous event determined the date of festival. Travelers who will visit the city can trip to the legendary brewery, which is located in Prazdroj street, this trip can leave a lot of impressions.
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