Pilsen

Pilsen"Plzeň or Pilsen (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpl̩.zɛɲ] ) is a city in western Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It is the capital of the Plzeň Region and the fourth most populous city in the Czech Republic. It is located about 90 km (56 miles) west of Prague at the confluence of four rivers—the Radbuza, the Mže, the Úhlava, and the Úslava—which form the Berounka River.

The city is known worldwide for Pilsner beer. Plzeň was in September 2010 selected by an official jury to be put forward to join the Belgian city of Mons as the European capital of culture in 2015."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plzeň

Besides the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen of the Charles University in Prague, University of West Bohemia with its numerous faculties can also be found in Pilsen.

 

Some usefull links:

Official website of Pilsen

Pilsen - European Capital of Culture 2015

The Information Centre of City Pilsen

Pilsner Urquell brewery

Pubs in Pilsen


Some of the basic Czech vocabulary you will find usefull during your stay:

Hi - Ahoj
Hello - Dobrý den
Good evening - Dobrý večer 
Good night - Dobrou noc 
How are you? - Jak se máte? 
I am fine. - Mám se dobře. 
Thank you. - Děkuji.
How much is it? - Kolik to stojí?
Would you like to go for a beer? - Nechceš jít na pivo?
Beer - Pivo
One - Jeden
Two - Dva
Three - Tři 
Ten - Deset