How to get here?
By train you can get to Pilsen according to timetables which you can find at idos.cz or cd.cz. The main train station is within walking distance of the city center, but it is possible to use public transport for faster transfer. From the train station you can reach the tram stop Hlavní nádraží through the tunnel (direction city center). From there trams No. 1 (direction Bolevec) and 2 (direction Skvrňany) depart at frequent intervals to the tram stop Hlavní pošta, the post office close to the department.
By bus you can get to Pilsen according to timetables which you can find at idos.cz. The central bus station is within walking distance of the city center, but it is possible to use public transport for faster transfer. From the bus station you can reach the tram stop CAN, Skvrňanská, by going through the tunnel. From there, tram No. 2 (direction Světovar) departs at frequent intervals to Sady pětatřicátníků which close to the department.
For parking in the city center, it is most convenient to use the large parking deck Rychtářka (paid parking see parkingplzen.cz), from where you can walk to the center via Roosevelt Bridge.
Public transport in Pilsen
Visitors to Pilsen, who have a Czech mobile phone number, can use SMS tickets for the public transport. This service allows you to choose between a 35-minute, a 65-minute and a 24-hour transfer ticket (20, – / 38, – / 70, – CZK). More information at pmdp.cz. You can also buy a non-stop ticket from the driver (30,- CZK) or at special terminals in buses and trams that accept all standard credit cards (16,- CZK). For long-term stays, it is better to buy a Pilsen card. More information at plzenskakarta.eu.
Below, you will find all courses offered by the Department of Philosophy to foreign students taking part in the Erasmus+ program.
Accommodation in Pilsen
University of West Bohemia offers accommodation in its dormitories. It offers rooms with different levels of comfort. However, the dormitories are not situated in the city center making it longer to travel by public transport. Specific information is available here. In the city center, there are several bread and breakfasts such as Pension City, Pension Solni, Pension U Salzmannů, Pension Wallis. For more comfort, you can choose a hotel such as Hotel Central, Marriott Hotel, Angelo or Gondola.
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From taverns, slabs of fried cheese and cans of Bohemian brews to Italian restaurants with Mediterranean cuisine, there is a range of restaurants in Pilsen.
Na Spilce – http://www.naspilce.com/cz
For beer lovers and purveyors of Czech cuisine, Na Spilce is a must when in Pilsen. The largest gastropub in all Bohemia, the 550-seat establishment flows over with the aromas of packed potato dumplings, spicy Slavic goulash, and bubbling venison stews. Specialties include more experimental twists on the local cuisine, such as pork cuts doused in Na Splice’s dark-beer sauce. Inside, the decor is every inch the historic brewing house, with vaulted ceilings and copper beer casks.
Na Parkánu – http://www.naparkanu.com/cz
Visitors coming fresh from the fascinating exhibitions of the adjoining Brewery Museum will find their way easily into Na Parkánu. This is a traditional Czech beer joint, which sits nestled between the historic façades of the 19th-century municipal malt house on the end of pretty Veleslavínova Street. In the early 2000s, the entire place underwent a massive refurbishment, giving it its current, cozy interior of dark timber panels and vaulted arches. Most people hit Na Parkánu for the beers, but the food is also great, with a huge range of smoked meats, fresh salads and classic Czech staples to enjoy. We can also offer you small Pappa Coffee.
U Mansfelda – http://www.umansfelda.cz
Touting a menu that changes daily, and plenty of Pilsner Urquell, U Mansfelda is one of the city’s great gastropubs. The interior oozes a stripped-down charm, with its wood paneled walls and white-washed ceilings. Meanwhile, the bar is done out with all the ubiquitous micro-brewery adornments: from the copper casks to the endless array of beer taps. In the summer, U Mansfelda also spills out onto its own al-fresco terrace, offering views over the pretty Safarik’s Orchards and the red-tiled roofs of the Pilsen old town.
Sport and leisure facilities
The city of Pilsen, as well as UWB itself, provides plenty of opportunities for students interested in sport and leisure activities. Here are some options:
Gym and fitness training is available at the university campus in Bory and and at the dormitories.
Swimming pools: Lochotín (Sokolovská 46, Pilsen, open daily), Slovany (nám. Generála Píky 42, Pilsen, open daily)
City sports hall (TJ Lokomotiva), Úslavská 75, Pilsen; for a complete list of events (both social and sports events) go to http://www.tjloko-plzen.cz.
Sports premises TJ Slávie VŠ (U Borského parku 21, Pilsen)
Football stadium (Štruncovy sady 3, Pilsen), ice stadium (Štefánikovo nám. 1, Pilsen)
Cinema: CineStar Plzeň, CimenaCity, Kino Beseda, Summer Cinema),
Theater: Divadlo J. K. Tyla – Velké divadlo, Komorní Divadlo; Nová Scéna, Malá Scéna; Divadlo Alfa, Divadlo Čas, Divadlo Dialog, Divadlo Miroslava Horníčka, Divadlo pod Lampou),
University clubs: VŠ club Bastila, VŠ club Pivoňka, VŠ club Studna, VŠ club Ucho, VŠ club Ostrov Naporo, Univerzitní Kavárna Družba.
Museums and other sightseeing
Škoda Museum, Korandova 6, Plzeň; Westbohemian Museum, Kopeckého sady 2, Plzeň; Brewery Museum, Veleslavínova 6, Plzeň; Diecézní muzeum Františkánská 11, Plzeň.
Pilsen Historical Underground; Patton Memorial Pilsen; Památník obětem zla.
Galleries: Univerzitní galerie, Galerie nad schody, Západočeská galerie.
Zoo and botanical garden in Pilsen.
Techmania Science Centre.
More information about cultural events in Pilsen at http://www.pilsen.eu/en. A visit to the Pilsen Information Center is recommended (Náměstí Republiky 41, Pilsen).