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Industrial Heritage Trail

The interior of the DEPO2015 complex is now open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.

 

Opening of the new Industrial Heritage Trail in DEPO2015

On November 21, 1869, the businessman Hugo Jelínek opens a new Sugar Refinery on the left bank of the Radbuza River. This is the beginning of an interesting and often turbulent history of the large area between today's Cukrovarská and Presslova streets.

From the Sugar Refinery to the Infectious Hospital, Repair Shops, and Depot of transport companies to the current cultural center DEPO2015, the Robotics Center, and other organizations based here, the area proves that it has been an important and lively part of the city of Pilsen for generations. After 151 years, the public has the opportunity to look into the history of this area through the Industrial Heritage Trail, which introduces the architecture, important companies, and events of this place engagingly and contextually.

The whole trail consists of a total of 6 marked stops, where visitors can watch short videos about the place using a QR code. The guide in the videos is always a historical figure who is closely related to the location. Visitors can meet, among others, the engineer Smola, František Křižík, the already mentioned businessman and patriot Hugo Jelínek, and many other characters that are closely connected with the Industrial Heritage of the city of Pilsen.

During the current state of emergency, the DEPO2015 complex is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm.

All you need is a smartphone and a map with individual stops, which you can pick up at the DEPO2015 reception or download here under the article. (English version of the map and videos will be available soon.) The Industrial Heritage Trail in DEPO2015 was created with the support of the Pilsen Region.