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Cheb is a city in Bohemia in Western Czech Republic with a population of 33,500 and is close to the German border.


The name is pronounced "khep" (the first sound like a German or Scottish "ch" or a Spanish "j" not as in "Chicken" - locals will make fun of you if you make this mistake). This town is sometimes called Eger in German, which was its official name until 1945. The city features a very quaint and pretty town square and winding alleys. However, outside of the center, the city is characterized by grimy heavy industry.

1 Tourist information kiosk (Turistické infocentrum), Jateční 2. Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Direct buses run from Prague (150 Kč, 3 hours, 4 daily), Karlovy Vary (56 Kč, 1 hour, 7 daily), Mariánské Lázně (40 Kč, 30 minutes, 12 daily).

By train[edit]

  • 1 Cheb Station. Built in the 19th century by several German rail companies and run in cooperation until the end of WWII when Czechoslovak and later Czech authorities took over. Direct trains run from Prague (250Kc, 3 hours, 3 daily). There are local German trains from Hof, Nuremberg and Bayreuth. Unfortunately, the line is not yet electrified on the German side, so long distance trains are still some way off. Cheb station (Q800619) on Wikidata Cheb railway station on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

The center is easily accessible by foot.


Museums and galleries:

Cheb castle with the Black tower


  • 3 Cheb Castle. Mostly in ruins except for its towers. Features the biggest Romanesque chapel in Bohemia. 30Kc.

  • 4 Namesti Krale Jiriho z Podebrad - Main Square. 16th century former Jewish merchant houses.
  • 5 New Town Hall & State Gallery of the Arts. Baroque building from the 18th century. Features Czech modern art. 80Kc.


  • 6 St. Wencelas Church.
  • 7 St. Nicolas Church. Baroque building from the 13th century.
  • 8 Frantiskanske Namesti. Features the St. Clare Church and the Church of the Herald of the Virgin Mary.


  • 1 Kartarena, Potočiště 3.
  • Jazz Jam Cheb. Annual jazz festival, held around October.


  • 1 Asia Dragon Bazar Svatý Kříž, Svatý Kříž. Large market focused on German customers that mainly sells alcohol, tobacco and counterfeit brand clothes. A number of Vietnamese restaurants. Open daily but busiest at weekend.





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