Saturday, 13 May 2017

Erasmus+ TWLUWS; Czech republic; DAY 6

Saturday, MAY 13, 2017

We started this great Saturday with breakfast at 8:00. We strarted a bit later than usual, because today's sqedule wasn't too packed. Not that in the other days it was, but we had more time to 'breathe'
We than left the hotel at 9am and walked to the Pilsner Urquell brewery. We walked because it took us maximum 10minutes because of our hotels great location.
When we arrived we got split in two groups; profesors and coordinators and stduents.

When the tour strarted we first heard some history behind the brewery and how it had developed trought the years. Also why is it so important. Then we continued the tour and first saw the micro brewery, which held 100litles per batch(the big, normal brewery helds 600litles per batch). We also saw the actual production of the beer; how its cooked, how they fill the bottles, age the beer, and really everything. We even took a closer look at the 4 main ingredients of beer!
This tour was so amazing and interesting to be a part of. Personally, I've been to one brewery before but this was different, big and very interesting. You really could tell that almost every second beer drank in this country and even europe comes from this brewery.

When the tour was over we had some time to buy some souveniers. I went for a beer glass with a message engraved into it. We could also get beer (if we were over 18), shirts, beer glasses and goblets and many more interesting things. Then we had a delicious lunch in a restaurant, located in the same complex as the brewery.

After that we had a good hour to rest, and then we hit the road again with our bus and drove to the Chateau Kozel. The drive wasnt too long. When we arrived, we had some time to look around the beautiful garden and outside of the Chateau. Then we got splih in 3 groups and waited for our turn to enter; we were in the second group with the Polish team. And to be honest, this wasn't one of the best tours we've been on. When we arrived the guide only spoke to us in Czecks, even after we tried explaining that we're an english group. Next, we walked from room to room and listened to an engish tape/explanation of every room. The room's were beautiful and very interesting to see, but unfortunately the guiding of a guided tour wasn't the best.

When the tour was over, we head back to Pilsen and got a few hours for shopping before dinner. Than, after dinner we head back to the hotel, watched the Eurovision finale and went to bed.

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