This post is mainly an update to the previous post on the city and brewery at Pilsen. So you may want to go there first.
Two big differences between our visit in October 2011 and October 2015:
1) We were allowed unlimited photos on the brewery tour so I made this video:
2) We went in to the Great Synagogue. Here are a couple photos:
Also they were holding an excellent exhibition of WW II photos including the real nitty-gritty of soldiers and citizens reactions to liberation. As history (or movie) buffs know Pilsen was taken from the Germans by the Americans under Patton while Prague had to wait for the Russians to do the honors.
One element that was the same as previously was our lunch at the brewery pub; it was good authentic Czech food at good non-touristy prices–despite being billed as the highest capacity pub in Czech Republic.
Cheers to good beer being brewed by a giant multi-national corporation 🙂