From Normandy up to Pilsen
70 years ago, June 6, 1944 in the morning, the Allied attack against Wehrmacht Units was opened by the Normandy Landings. The D-Day, when the invasion of Normandy started, became one of the most important events of World War II. The moment of surprise, soldiers´ determination and courage achieved success, the liberation of European Continent started there and continued up to May 1945. Some of the Units, which had combated on the Normandy beaches, finished their victory voyage in Pilsen.
30. 4. 2015
Dřevěná Str. in the city center and other places begin to be full of army historical techniques. Among the biggest pieces belongs the tank destroyer M36 Jackson from Military History Institute Prague. More informations
30. 4. 2015
On the occasion of 70th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by US Army was created the sticker that reminds the inspirational impulse of pilsener hockey club - it is sure, the Indian belongs to Pilsen!
The symbol of pilsner hockey club Škoda remembers the famous 2nd Infantry Division, that liberated the most of villages and towns of Western Bohemia in 1945.
The sticker could be bought in Tourist Information center on the Republic square.
29. 4. 2015
We advise the visitors and the citizens that the program of Liberation Festival includes overflights of military aircraft. For these flights the lowest possible altitude was allowed, and so
people must expect increased noise!:
May 1, 10.45 a.m. Lobzy, May 3, 11.20 a.m. Klatovská Str. and May 6, 4.00 p.m. American Str.
Thank you for understanding!