"Castle" Cheb Things to Do Tip by german_eagle

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Emperor Friedrich I. Barbarossa commissioned the construction of the castle in Cheb in the 2nd half of the 12th century. Since Albrecht von Waldstein was murdered in Cheb the castle remained uninhibited, in 1734 the French troops destroyed most of the castle.

One leftover - beside the palas (no roof anymore) and the Black tower - is the two-storey Romanesque chapel St. Erhard from the 12th/13th century. The lower, darker chapel was for the domestic service personnel, the upper chapel was for the Emperor and is more elaborate, brighter with marble pillars carrying a Gothic vault.

Closed on Mondays. Combined ticket with the municipal museum, galleries and church(es).

Directions: Northwestern corner of the old town
Website: http://www.muzeumcheb.cz/hrad/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 8, 2011
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