Plzen, the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic in the population, is located in the western part of the country. This city is a major centre for the region, particularly famous as the city of beer, because the manufacturer of excellent Czech beer Pilsner Urquell is based here.

Place description

During the industrialization era of the 19th century, Pilsen became home to two well-known industrial giants – the Škoda Machine Works and the famous Pilsner Urquell Brewery. You can also visit ZOO and Botanical Garden and Dinopark in the city. There are also abundant recreational opportunities in Pilsen. This is because the city is surrounded by numerous forests and lakes and ponds.

Tourist attractions in the town and surrounding areas:

Great Synagogue – This is the second largest synagogue in Europe and the third largest in the world after the ones in Jerusalem and Budapest.

Brewery Museum and the Na Spilce Restaurant – Beer has been a big part of life in Pilsen practically from the founding of the city. Pilsner Urquell is the oldest and the original pilsner beer. Na Spilce – the largest beer pub in the Czech Republic – is located directly on the grounds of the Pilsner Urquell brewery. The restaurant can seat 580.

Meditation Garden – The life‘s work of the 1950‘s political prisoner Mr. Luboš Hruška. Over a period of 40 years, this site was transformed into a one-of-a-kind park with hundreds of rare conifers and a monumental Stations of the Cross – the work of the famous sculptor R. Podrázský.

Accommodation

1) Parkhotel, U Borského parku 31, Plzeň – distance to the dialysis centre 1,5 km
www.parkhotel-czech.eu
Price: 8 330 CZK /320 EUR
Information: this is an average price includes accommodation for 7 nights including breakfast, access to fitness and heated pool in summer. The hotel is located in the southern part of town. It is a convention hotel with rich background.

2) Hotel Plzeň, Budilova 15, Plzeň – distance to the dialysis centre 0,5 km
www.hotelplzen.cz
Price: 5 400 CZK/208 EUR
Information: this is an average price includes accommodation for 7 nights including breakfast. The hotel also offers a special package that include a visit to the brewery. It is located near the city centre.

Dialysis centre

  • Location: in the area of university hospital
  • Treatment modalities: hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, peritoneal dialysis, outpatient nephrology care
  • Opening hours: Mondays - Saturdays 6:00-18:30
  • Number of dialysis chairs: 20
  • Amenities: TV, Magazines, Newspapers, Radio, Food, Drinks, Internet
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Experiences of patients

Last year my doctor suggested a spa, but my husband was on dialysis. I’ve never been anywhere by myself so I just put it off. By chance, my husband was offered a holiday dialysis stay. So we decided to both go to Teplice, and I think we’re going to go again this year.

Ludmila, České Budějovice



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