Western Bohemia Sights

Chebský hrad (Cheb Castle)

  • Dobrovského 21 Map It
  • Cheb
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 01/23/2017

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Dobrovského 21, Cheb, Karlovarský, 350 02, Czech Republic

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Website: www.hrad-cheb.cz

Sight Details:

  • 80 Kč
  • Closed weekdays in Nov.–Mar., and Mon. Apr.–June, Sept., and Oct.

Published 01/23/2017


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