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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Tamás Ferenc Molnár (15 months ago)
It is a very interesting castle, it worths to see it once! Kasematten tour is recomended!
Norbert Krankilla (16 months ago)
Well prepared exhibition.
David S. K. Muessle (16 months ago)
Cheb Castle (chebsky hrad) is a beautiful well preserved "Kaiserpfalz" with quite an impressive collection of medieval (artillery) weapons. Worth visiting, even though I would recommend not staying in Cheb (find my experience with "the best hotel in town" in my other reviews). Worth visiting unfortunately again most information is only provided in Czech....
Vítězslav Cvan (19 months ago)
Pice of the history, black tower, entry fees.
La Joie (2 years ago)
It's an amazing castle
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