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Western Bohemia Sights

"Roland" Statue

  • nám. Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad Map It
  • Cheb
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Updated 09/26/2013

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In the middle of the central square, náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad, this statue is similar to other Roland statues seen throughout Bohemia, attesting to the town's royal privileges. (Roland is a figure in medieval and Renaissance literature; his statues are found throughout Europe.) This one represents the town hero, Wastel of Eger. Look carefully at his right foot, and you can see a small man holding a sword and a head—this shows the town had its own judge and executioner.

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nám. Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad, Cheb, Bohemia, Czech Republic

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Updated 09/26/2013


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