How our world is structured: The Centre for Building Heritage in Plasy and the Railroad Depot of the National Technical Museum in Chomutov
Plasy can rightfully be called the ‘baroque pearl’ of Western Bohemia. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Cistercian monks who ruled this land – now part of present-day Czechia – invited the best architects of their time to build a monastery, plenty of chapels, administrative buildings, manors and many other structures. The National Technical Museum’s Centre for Building Heritage in Plasy is located in a former brewery of the monastery, built by the congenial architect Jan Blažej Santini Eichel. Visitors to the Centre can gain a deeper understanding of the building’s history, learn traditional skills and get acquainted with the building’s heritage as such in a playful and interactive way.
Trying out the interactive exhibition will be followed by lunch in a reopened monastic brewery with the option to try local beer specialties.
After lunch, a bus will take you to the opened depository of trains in Chomutov, where some of the National Technical Museum’s unique historical pieces – including a 1906 train made especially for A. Rothschild – can be seen.
Recommended for members of: CIMUSET, ICAMT
The National Technical Museum
The Centre for Building Heritage in Plasy
Railroad Depot of the National Technical Museum in Chomutov
Departure from parking lot of the hotel Corinthia
Arrival in Plasy
Guided museum visit (free entry)
Lunch in the brewery
Departure to Chomutov
Guided Tour of Railroad Depot
Departure to Prague
Estimated arrival in Prague
Please be at the departure point 15 minutes prior to departure.