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Chebský hrad (Cheb Castle)

Chebský hrad (Cheb Castle) Review

Built with blocks of lava taken from the nearby Komorní Hůrka volcano, this castle stands on a cliff overlooking the Ohře River. The castle—now a ruin—was built in the late 12th century for Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Redbrick walls are 17th-century additions. Inside the castle grounds is the carefully restored double-decker Romanesque chapel, notable for the many lovely columns with heads carved into their capitals. The rather dark ground floor was used by commoners. A bright, ornate top floor was reserved for the emperor and his family, who entered via a wooden bridge leading to the royal palace.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Dobrovského 21, Cheb, Bohemia 350 02 | Map It
  • Phone: 354–422–942
  • Cost: 60 Kč
  • Hours: Nov.–Feb., Sat.–Sun. 10–3; Mar., Sat.–Sun. 10–5; Apr., May, Sept. and Oct., Tues.–Sun. 9–5; June, Tues.–Sun. 10–6; July–Aug., daily 10–6
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  • Location: Cheb
Updated: 09-26-2013

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