Plzeň

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Plzeň (German and English: Pilsen, ) is a city in the Czech Republic.wikipedia
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Plzeň (German and English: Pilsen, ) is a city in the Czech Republic.
Its capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents; other major cities are Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc and Pilsen.

Starý Plzenec

It became a town in 1295 when King Wenceslaus II granted Plzeň its civic charter as a "Royal City" and established a new town site, some 10 km away from the original settlement, which is the current town of Starý Plzenec.
Starý Plzenec is also the seat of the Municipality with Commissioned Local Authority within the Plzeň Municipality with Extended Competence.

Škoda Works

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In 1869 Emil Škoda started up the Škoda Works, which became the most important and influential engineering company in the country and a crucial supplier of arms to the Austro-Hungarian Army.
The Škoda Works (Škodovy závody) was one of the largest European industrial conglomerates of the 20th century, founded by Czech engineer Emil Škoda in 1859 in Plzeň, then in the Kingdom of Bohemia, Austrian Empire.

Siege of Pilsen

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During the Thirty Years' War the town was taken by Mansfeld in 1618 after the Siege of Plzeň and it was not recaptured by Imperial troops until 1621.
The Siege of Pilsen (or Plzeň) or Battle of Pilsen was a siege of the fortified city of Pilsen (Plzeň) in Bohemia carried out by the forces of the Bohemian Protestants led by Ernst von Mansfeld.

Hussite Wars

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During the Hussite Wars, it was the centre of Catholic resistance to the Hussites: Prokop the Great unsuccessfully besieged it three times, and it joined the league of Catholic nobles against King George of Podebrady.
Žižka, who disapproved of this compromise, left Prague and retired to Plzeň.

Austria-Hungary

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After 1898 the second largest employer was the National Railways train workshop, with about 2,000 employees: this was the largest rail repair shop in all Austria-Hungary.
German speakers lost their majority in the Bohemian Diet in 1880 and became a minority to Czech speakers in the cities of Prague and Pilsen (while retaining a slight numerical majority in the city of Brno (Brünn)).

16th Armored Division (United States)

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On 6 May 1945, near the end of the Second World War, Plzeň was liberated from Nazi Germany by the 16th Armored Division of General Patton's 3rd Army.
In its one and only combat operation, the 16th Armored Division liberated the city of Pilsen in western Czechoslovakia (modern Bohemia in the Czech Republic), an operation that influenced the landscape of post-war Europe.

Siege of Pilsen (1433–34)

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During the Hussite Wars, it was the centre of Catholic resistance to the Hussites: Prokop the Great unsuccessfully besieged it three times, and it joined the league of Catholic nobles against King George of Podebrady.

Ernst von Mansfeld

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During the Thirty Years' War the town was taken by Mansfeld in 1618 after the Siege of Plzeň and it was not recaptured by Imperial troops until 1621.
He took Pilsen, but in the summer of 1619 he was defeated at the Battle of Sablat; after this he offered his services to the Emperor Ferdinand II and remained inactive while the titular king of Bohemia, Frederick V, Elector Palatine of the Rhine, was driven in headlong rout from Prague.

Josef Groll

The city is known worldwide for Pilsner beer, created by Bavarian brewer Josef Groll here in 1842. The officials of Plzeň founded a city-owned brewery in 1839, Bürger Brauerei (Citizens' Brewery, now Plzeňský Prazdroj), and recruited Bavarian brewer Josef Groll (1813–1887) who produced the first batch of modern Pilsner beer on 5 October 1842.
In the late 1830s the people of Pilsen, Kingdom of Bohemia (today in the Czech Republic) started to prefer less expensive imported bottom-fermented beers to local top-fermented beers.

Pilsner Urquell Brewery

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The officials of Plzeň founded a city-owned brewery in 1839, Bürger Brauerei (Citizens' Brewery, now Plzeňský Prazdroj), and recruited Bavarian brewer Josef Groll (1813–1887) who produced the first batch of modern Pilsner beer on 5 October 1842.
Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s. (, known in English as the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, is a Czech brewery founded in 1842 and headquartered in Plzeň, Czech Republic.

Emil Škoda

In 1869 Emil Škoda started up the Škoda Works, which became the most important and influential engineering company in the country and a crucial supplier of arms to the Austro-Hungarian Army.
Emil Škoda was born in Plzeň on November 19, 1839 to a physician and politician František Škoda, and mother Anna Říhová.

Plzeň uprising of 1953

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This reform caused a wave of discontent, including the Plzeň uprising.
The Plzeň uprising of 1953 occurred when workers in the Czechoslovak city of Plzeň revolted in violent protest for three days, from 31 May to 2 June, against the currency reforms of state party, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.

Regensburg

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It quickly became an important town on trade routes leading to Nuremberg and Regensburg; in the 14th century, it was the third-largest town in Bohemia after Prague and Kutná Hora.

FC Viktoria Plzeň

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Local hockey club HC Škoda Plzeň and the football club FC Viktoria Plzeň are among the most successful in the Czech Republic.
Football Club Viktoria Plzeň is a Czech professional football club based in Plzeň.

Pilsner Urquell

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In 1898, the Pilsner Urquell trade mark was created to put emphasis on it being the original brewery.
Pilsner Urquell (, Plzeňský prazdroj ) is a lager beer brewed by the Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Plzeň (former German name: Pilsen), Czech Republic.

Wenceslaus II of Bohemia

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It became a town in 1295 when King Wenceslaus II granted Plzeň its civic charter as a "Royal City" and established a new town site, some 10 km away from the original settlement, which is the current town of Starý Plzenec.
He built a great empire stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Danube river and established numerous cities, such as Plzeň in 1295.

Fernet Stock

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Plzeň also has the biggest distillery (Stock) in the Czech Republic.
Fernet Stock is a herbal bitters made in Plzeň-Božkov, Czech Republic.

Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Plzeň)

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The most prominent sights of Plzeň are the Gothic St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, founded in the late 13th century, whose tower, at 102 m, is the highest in the Czech Republic, the Renaissance Town Hall, and the Moorish Revival Great Synagogue, the second largest synagogue in Europe, after the Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest.
The cathedral of St. Bartholomew (originally the church of St. Bartholomew) is a Gothic church located on the Main Square in Plzeň, Czech Republic.

HC Plzeň

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Local hockey club HC Škoda Plzeň and the football club FC Viktoria Plzeň are among the most successful in the Czech Republic.
HC Škoda Plzeň is a professional Czech ice hockey team based in Plzeň, Czech Republic.

Great Synagogue (Plzeň)

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The most prominent sights of Plzeň are the Gothic St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, founded in the late 13th century, whose tower, at 102 m, is the highest in the Czech Republic, the Renaissance Town Hall, and the Moorish Revival Great Synagogue, the second largest synagogue in Europe, after the Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest.
The Great Synagogue (Velká Synagoga) in Plzeň (Pilsen), Czech Republic is the second largest synagogue in Europe.

University of West Bohemia

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The University of West Bohemia in Plzeň is well known for its Faculty of Law, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Applied Science in particular.
The University of West Bohemia (Západočeská Univerzita v Plzni, ZČU) is a university in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

Pilsner

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The city is known worldwide for Pilsner beer, created by Bavarian brewer Josef Groll here in 1842. The officials of Plzeň founded a city-owned brewery in 1839, Bürger Brauerei (Citizens' Brewery, now Plzeňský Prazdroj), and recruited Bavarian brewer Josef Groll (1813–1887) who produced the first batch of modern Pilsner beer on 5 October 1842.
It takes its name from the Czech city of Pilsen, where it was first produced in 1842 by Bavarian brewer Josef Groll.

Bohemia

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About 90 km west of Prague in western Bohemia, it is the fourth most populous city in the Czech Republic.

Pilsen Plaza

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In 2007, Israeli mall developer Plaza Centers opened the Pilsen Plaza, a 20000 m2 shopping mall and entertainment centre featuring a multiplex cinema from Cinema City Czech Republic.
Pilsen Plaza (Czech: Plzeň Plaza) is a 20000 m2 shopping mall and entertainment center in Plzeň, Czech Republic.