The town New Plzeň was founded at the confluence of the rivers Radbuza, Mže, Úhlava and Úslava in 1295 by the Czech King Wenceslas II. Since its beginning, the town became an important trade centre linking Nuremberg with Regensburg. Between 1599 and 1600, Plzeň was the temporary house of the Roman Emperor and Czech King, Rudolf II. The enormous blossoming of the town began in the first half of the 19th century. The Pilsner Urquell brewery was founded in 1842 and the engineering company, Škoda, in the same period as well. We will be very pleased to arrange the visit of the world-known brewery Pilsner Urquell for you as part of this excursion.