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Dolní Poohří Region

Rich region, inhabited by Slavics in the 6th century already, excels in growing of the hop plant, corn and wine. The tradition and fame of the hops and brewery from Žatec has followed this region since the 13th century, and Saaz variety is the main variety grown in Žatec region. This variety belongs to a group of fine soft aroma hops, and same time is the best renowned in the world. The town Žatec strives for entry of the complex of the hop-growing buildings in the Prag’s suburbs in Žatec on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Taste the delicious wines of local breweries, your sense will enjoy this unexpected experience.
You can really savour the region thanks to local culinary specialities, traditional methods and ingredients. Let your senses flow in the unmistakeable fragrance and taste of local cuisine and enjoy.

Žatec beer

A winner of the International Beer Festival. Brewery in Žatec follows a tradition of Czech beer production of the light legar type in the same way, as this technology was stabilized in the second half of the 19th century.

Chmelový ležák (Hops legar)

Brewed according to a traditional Czech recipe, with full bready taste and high bitterness. It is brewed in the microbrewery U Orloje, which is a part of the Chrám chmele a piva (Hop and Beer Temple). There are beer ingredients displayed, and the beer is brewed right in front of visitors eyes.

Račetická onion

Renowned for its quality. The onion was awarded with the Best Regional Product of the whole region title in 2010. Locals from Račetice started to call it, for its indispensability in the kitchen, cibule kuchyňská (the kitchen onion). The agriculture company of Mr. Josef Ryšavý in Račetice has been already devoted to the onion growing for three generations.

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