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Region: Cheb, Františkovy Lázně and their surroundings


The town of Cheb (German: Eger) and the castle were founded in the 12th century. Since the very beginning, the castle was a crucial defence point on the borders of Bohemia and thus, it fulfilled not only a purely residential function but also defensive. The history of the town is closely tied to Generalissimo Albrecht von Wallenstein (Czech: Albrecht z Valdštejna) who recruited soldiers to his army among the town inhabitants and was murdered here. In his honour, the Wallenstein Festival is regularly held in Cheb.

The town may boast a wide variety of historical sites. Most of them may be found in the vicinity of Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad (King George of Poděbrady) Square, such as the group of burgher houses from the 13th century known as Špalíček, the Church of Saint Nicholas, the Church of Saint Wenceslaus, Franciscan Monastery Church of the Annunciation with the cross-shaped corridor, and many more.

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Phone: +420 354 440 302

E-mail: infocentrum@cheb.cz

Website: tic.cheb.cz




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