Cheb Castle

Cheb, Czech Republic

History of the Cheb Castle began in early 12th century, when in the place of the former Slavonic settlement the second oldest castle in our territory was built. Its following destiny is narrowly connected with the mighty imperial dynasty of the Hohenstaufs. The famous Fredrik I Barbarossa later majestically extended the castle and changed it into a sumptuous pfalz (palatinate). The torso of once majestic palace, the massive defensive Black Tower and above all the unique Romanesque Gothic St. Martin, Erhard and Ursula Chapel have preserved till these days.

The castle experienced hard and unstable times, many wars and conquests, too. The castle went through its last development stage at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries when it was partially reconstructed into a Baroque citadel.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic


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Leader of the Furry extermination division (8 months ago)
No drink or food. reccomend bringin your own but overall great historical landmark
Sonja (15 months ago)
It's a nice place to visit. Lots of information and views. If you have a dog, you can only walk on the grounds but not go inside the buildings. I hated that they had a eagle and owl and I think a falcon or so sitting there all alone and bored on a tiny enclosure bound with a short leash. That's why I actually wouldn't visit again.
David Jiri Peres (17 months ago)
Interesting tour of ancient castle / citadel, great views from the Black Tower.
Tamás Ferenc Molnár (2 years ago)
It is a very interesting castle, it worths to see it once! Kasematten tour is recomended!
Norbert Krankilla (2 years ago)
Well prepared exhibition.
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