The history of Cheb Castle (German: Eger) dates back to the early 12th century. The foundation of the castle and its development are closely tied to the Štauf family, from which a number of Roman emperors and German kings were descended. The Štauf family rebuilt the castle into an imperial palatinate at the end of the 12th century, i.e. the only representative of this type of castle architecture on the territory of the Czech Republic.
Only the torso of the ostentatious palace, the robust Black Tower and especially the unique two-storey Romanesque and Gothic Chapel of St. Martin, St. Erhard and Ursula have been preserved from the once extensive castle stronghold. On the castle grounds, you may also visit the casemates with an exposition dedicated to the history of stove building in the area of Cheb, the remains of the outbuilding known as the Kuchelhaus, or the Mill Tower. In the court, you may see tombstones from the original Slavic burial grounds located on the site of the present-day chapel, the castle well, or the castle cannons.
|Period Days||Days||Opening hours|
|1.4. - 31.5.; 1.9. - 31.10.||Tuesday-Sunday||09:00am - 05:00pm|
|1.6. - 30.6.||Tuesday-Sunday||09:00am - 06:00pm|
|1.7. - 31.8.||Monday-Sunday||09:00am - 06:00pm|
|1.11. - 31.3.||Saturday-Sunday||10:00am - 03:00pm|
|Children to 6 years, disabled||free|
|Children from 6 to 15 years, students, seniors||30 CZK|
|Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)||140 CZK|
|Surcharge for a guide||20 CZK/person|
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