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Cheb Castle


Category: Castles region: Up to 10km from Františkovy Lázně  | Město: Cheb


Cheb Castle (German: Eger) was founded in the early 12th century upon the decision of the Štauf (German: Stauff) family, from which a number of Roman emperors and German kings were descended and which later rebuilt the castle into an imperial palatinate. The castle served as a fortress guarding the borders of the kingdom, as well as a stately residence of the emperor.

Only the torso of the ostentatious palace, the robust Black Tower and especially the unique two-storey Romanesque and Gothic Chapel of St. Martin, 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 (German: Egerland), 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.


Opening hours

 Period Days  Days   Opening hours
1 Apr - 31 May; 1 Sep - 31 Oct Tuesday-Sunday 09:00am - 05:00pm
1 Jun - 30 Jun Tuesday-Sunday 09:00am - 06:00pm
1 Jul - 31 Aug Monday-Sunday 09:00am - 06:00pm
1 Nov - 31 Mar 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: +420 602 169 298





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