Themed route

Liberation of Pilsen

Czech Republic

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Distance

6.92 km

Starting from Peace Square (náměstí Míru), one of the earliest places of remembrance in Pilsen, visitors can explore the park here before following this themed route around the city. Discover the historical landmarks of the city and learn about its liberation sites and stories.

In May 1945, the city of Pilsen was liberated by U.S. forces under the command of General Patton. The troops remained in the city until the final ceremonial parade held in Republic Square (Náměstí Republiky) 20 November 1945, in which the local population bid farewell to the US soldiers.

Today, this history is not forgotten. A walk around the city reveals several monuments, museums and landmarks which tell the story of Pilsen's liberation at the end of the Second World War, the role of the US troops and their famous General Patton.

Sites and stories along the route