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Church of St. Nicolas in Cheb


Category: Religious Monuments Region: Cheb, Františkovy Lázně and their surroundings Town: Cheb


You will find the Roman-Catholic Parish Church of St. Nicolas in Kostelní Square in Cheb. It is the oldest church in Cheb.

The church was built in the early 13th century as a Romanesque basilica. It burned down soon after that and its reconstruction was carried out already in Gothic style. The appearance of the church was changed afterwards by the Baroque and Neo-Gothic rebuilding. The last construction changes in 2008 returned the original high pyramidal towers to the church since the original ones were destroyed during a bombing raid at the end of World War II.

The Romanesque baptismal font from the early 13th century is the oldest item in the church. The 9 carved faces of the medieval builders of the church looking down on the believers and visitors from the portal above the main entrance are other points of interest. You cannot overlook the coloured stained-glass windows with motifs from the Cheb area and the medieval coats-of-arms either, or the valuable frescoes on the support pillars in the nave. One of the new towers should be made accessible soon.


Opening hours

You can visit the Church of St. Nicolas outside of regular worship services from spring to autumn between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.


Admission fee

Admission is voluntary


Contact data

Address: Kostelní náměstí 187/13, Cheb

ZIP: 35002


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