Western Bohemia Sights

"Roland" Statue

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

Published 01/23/2017

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information

Address:

Nám. Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad, Cheb, Karlovarský, Czech Republic

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Published 01/23/2017

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