Western Bohemia Sights

Chebské muzeum (Cheb Museum)

  • Nám. Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 4 Map It
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Published 01/23/2017

Fodor's Review

The building that houses this museum is just as interesting at its collection; it's known as the Pachelbel House, the setting for a murder during the Thirty Years' War. In 1634, General Albrecht von Wallenstein was executed in this house on the orders of Hapsburg emperor Ferdinand II. He was provoked by Wallenstein's increasing power and rumors of treason. According to legend, Wallenstein was on his way to the Saxon border to enlist support to fight the Swedes when his own officers barged into his room and stabbed him through the heart with a stave. Wallenstein's stark bedroom has been left as it was with its four-poster bed and dark red velvet curtains. (The story also inspired playwright Friedrich Schiller to write the Wallenstein trilogy; he planned the work while living at the top of the square at No. 2.) The museum is also interesting in its own right, with a Wallenstein family picture gallery, a section on the history of Cheb, and a collection of minerals (including one discovered by Goethe). There's also the stuffed remains of Wallenstein's horse.

Sight Information


Nám. Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 4, Cheb, Karlovarský, 350 11, Czech Republic

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Sight Details:

  • Full museum: 70 Kč; Wallenstein route only: 40 Kč; exhibition hall: 40 Kč
  • Closed weekdays in Jan. and Feb., Mon. and Tues. in Mar., Apr., and Oct.–Dec., and Mon. May–Sept.

Published 01/23/2017


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