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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic7,126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
In the past it was a big castle. To this day, only the torso of the once magnificent palace, the defensive Black Tower and, above all, the unique double Romanesque-Gothic chapel has been preserved.

Around 1450, the alchemist Zikmund Wann worked at Cheb Castle and you can see his workshop in the castle chapel. The Mill Tower houses an exhibition of historical costumes from the 9th to the 18th century.

Like many other castles, this one has its ghost. He is the Duke Wallenstein, who was killed not far from here. According to legend, a carriage with the spirit of Duke Wallenstein leaves the castle gate every midnight, accompanied by several riders. But because I visited the castle during day and not at midnight, I didn't see the ghost and I can't say that it exists. :)

In any case, I recommend a visit of the Cheb Castle, it's worth it. Admission is 100,- CZK per adult.
Written July 27, 2020
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Celeste R
San Antonio, TX68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
As other reviews mentioned, the castle is now a smaller footprint of its former self. You can move through all the various buildings and see views of the city and surrounding area. The exhibits are well done. They hand you a laminated paper with English information and that’s how you learn about the building. They have an interesting display on medieval torture devices that was unexpected. The low cost to visit makes it worth a stop in.
Written April 10, 2022
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Wellstravelabroad
Weiden, Germany79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
This location was truly a gem to visit. Not knowing all of the history in Cheb, it was nice to go in and read the signs, and see the set up to their Hrad. The castle walls have stood the test of time.
Written March 6, 2019
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Carol H
Greater Sydney, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I went year and years ago and am now writing this as part of Travel Tales. Worth reading. Czechoslovakia was a fasccinating country, Prague was gorgeous beyond belief and Karlovy Vary was like a fairyland.
Written November 26, 2019
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thewoodygirls
Brooklyn, NY69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Beautiful view down the park, interesting exhibition of torture instruments. Long history, nicely documented. You need about 30 minutes to see the place. Nice walk from the center of Cheb.
Written August 6, 2019
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John M
Glasgow, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Hrad Cheb is a well preserved Castle near the centre of Cheb,which is an attractive town in itself.
The Ccastle opens at 1000 and you walk past the ticket office into a large courtyard in which are Medieval Trebuchets and some Modern Art,which contrastwith each other surprisingly well.

To the left is the `Black Tower` from which there are decent views of Cheb and its surroundings.
The Castle is a fair size and there is enough within it to hold the interest of visitors for a good couple of hours anyway.Certainly,we spent longer there than we intended.
Well worth a visit!
Written August 27, 2018
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
After visiting numerous castle and chateau one gets a bit sick and tired of seeing more and more rooms full of art and hunting trophys. As for Cheb castle that's a different story. We loved visiting the ruins of Chen castle. There are few places you can enter like the torture room, arms room, there is a lovely chapel just be aware to walk upstairs one has to be quite slim. We also walked up the Black Tower where you can take in the views.
Written July 10, 2017
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komsAustralia
Adelaide, Australia1,177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
In September 2016 our tour in the footsteps of the Hussite Wars led us to the town Cheb (German: Eger) and there to the medieval castle (actually mostly just ruins now) which is in the middle of a historical center. The only robust structure of the Cheb castle, the quadrangular Black Tower, can be seen from afar.
The castle (Chebský hrad) was built in the 12th Century on the site of a Slavonic settlement. A few elements of what was apparently an ostentatious architectural construction remain to the present day: a preserved section of the Romanesque fortifications, the previously mentioned Black Tower and the unique two-storey Chapel. These last two structures are very special. The Black Tower (over 18 meters high) is the oldest structure of the historic town. It was built from black lava blocks. Whereas the special feature of the chapel (which is the best preserved part of the castle) is its style. It is characterized by the interconnection of two styles: Romanesque (the lower storey) and Gothic (the upper storey) which can be reached by a spiral staircase. (By the way, going up the stairs you can also glance at the Alchemist's Laboratory.) This chapel is an artistic miracle.
The castle grounds also contain casemates, remains of a cottage called the Kuchelhaus and the completely renovated Mill Tower. But these are from a later period. When we went there was an exhibition in the Mill Tower which presented the evolution of fashion from the IX to the XIX century.

PS. Admission fees apply
Written May 15, 2017
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Bohdan S
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
The castle is quite small but you can spend there nice hours by attending two optional guided tours each about 30min or just walk around yourself. From top of black tower is wonderful view to city.
Written September 9, 2020
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Magda P
Prague, Czech Republic66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
The castle is special on its own as the type is unique. On the top of that the tower offers nice views of the town. Together with the old square it makes a nice afternoon trip.
Written April 24, 2017
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