Our suggestion - 7-day visitor’s package
The Spálené Poříčí Summer Festival (the second half of September)
Ever year during the second half of September, the town center comes to life with big town festivities held to commemorate European Heritage Days. The celebration takes place in the Renaissance castle, in a former estate renovated to serve the needs of local tourism, in former brewery cellars and recently also in a former grange that now houses a museum and a gallery. During this time, one of the concerts of the Haydn’s Baroque and Classical Music Festival is held in Spálené Pořící. The festivities end with a series of cultural events.
1st day – Spálené Poříčí and its surroundings
The town of Spálené Poříčí, located at the Brdy foothills, offers many interesting places both inside and outside the urban monument zone. We recommend that you hire a guide in the information center who will show you all the important sites and tell you about the town’s history and curiosities.
2nd day – Though the Brdy beech woods to Pardrťské Ponds (by bike)
This trip will take to the pristine nature of the central and southern Brdy Hills where human influence is almost non-existent. You can set out on foot or ride your bike.
3rd day – The Kozel Chateau and Nebílovy Castle (by car or bike)
These are two completely different castles: Kozel is a unique hunting castle surrounded by an almost 30 ha English park.
The Flower Castle of Nebílovy hides floral motifs in its interiors: from a series of ink drawings to wall paintings and pincered glassed chandeliers.
4th day – Pilsen (by car or bike)
This regional city attracts visitors with its many sites. The Brewery Museum explains the history of beer brewing, while the contemporary industrial processes can be viewed in the Plzeňský Prazdroj Brewery.
5th day – St John Nepomucenus Birth Place, Blovice and Klatovy
This trip will take you to the birth place of the best known Czech Saint, St John Nepomucenus.
Others stops include the museum in the Blovice Castle and the town of Klatovy, the center of the Pošumaví region. The largest attraction in Klatovy is the catacombs with beautifully clad mummies in the basement of a Jesuit Church. The gallery of the Black Tower, located in the square, offers a magnificent panoramic view of the nearby Šumava Mountains.
6th day – Stříbro and the Kladruby Monastery
A trip to the Stříbro region includes sites and the area’s famous mining history. Stříbro features an open air mining museum with a medieval shaft. The nearby Kladruby Monastery with its unique church was built by Jan Blažej Santini.
7th day – Dobřany, Přeštice, Křížový vrch and the Chotěšov Monastery
When traveling through the south Pilsen area make sure to stop in Dobřany, a town with a beautiful skyline comprising several church towers, the town of Přeštice and its Municipal Museum and a church by K. I. Dientzenhofer. This area also includes the vast monastery in Chotěšov.