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Cheb Castle


Category: Castles Region: Cheb, Františkovy Lázně and their surroundings Town: Cheb


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.

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Opening hours

 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

Admission fee

Admission Fee Price
Adults 60 CZK
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

Contact data

Address: Dobrovského 2062/21

ZIP: 35002

Phone: +420602169298




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