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  Cheb / Eger - 110km west of Prague
by globetrott

Cheb / Eger - another lovely town that might be a great place for a stop-over, while travelling through Czech Republik.
There is an old castle and a really beautiful townsquare with lots of baroque buildings.
Schirdingerhaus is an important building of Cheb / Eger.
It has a rather small front with a great gable and a lovely court with arcades.

In one of the rooms of this building
Albrecht von Waldstein ( = Wallenstein )
was killed on feb. 25th, 1634.
Since 1874 thousands of visitors get there to see this place in the museum.
Baltasar Neumann was one of the most famous baroque architects, and he was born in Cheb / Eger.
Opposite of the Franciscan cloister you may see the building, where he was born.
The Austrian Erzherzoege (princes) Johann and Ludwig were guests here in 1806.
Because of this special event the restaurant, formerly been named "U cerveneho konicka" (Red horse) was renamed and this lovely and quite impressive relief was added to the facade .

Cheb / Eger is in the very west of Czechia, not far from Schirnding / Arzberg / Marktredtwitz. You may get there by train or take road #6 / E49 from Karlovy Vary or road #21 from Marianske Lazne / Marienbad.

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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