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Cheb [5] (German: Eger) is a city in West Bohemia in Western Czech Republic with a population of 33,000 and is close to the German border.


The name is prounced "kheb". 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.

Get in

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

There run also direct yellow buses by StudentAgency, it tooks 3:15h, 195Kc, starts at 6:30 from Prague, Florenc bus station, every two hours, last at 20:30.

Direct trains run from Prague (250Kc, 3 hours, 3 daily), Leipzig, and Berlin.

Get around


  • Cheb Castle, [1]. Mostly in ruins except for its towers. Features the the biggest Romanesque chapel in Bohemia. 30Kc.
  • Cheb Museum. 9am-5pm, closed Sun & Mon. 20th century paintings of Cheb. 50Kc.
  • Namesti Krale Jiriho z Podebrad - Main Square. 16th century former Jewish merchant houses.
  • New Town Hall & State Gallery of the Arts. Boroque building from the 18th century. Features Czech modern art. 80Kc.
  • St. Wencelas Church.
  • St. Nicolas Church. Baroque buidling from the 13th century.
  • Frantiskanske Namesti. Features the St. Clare Church and the Church of the Herald of the Virgin Mary.
  • Krajinná výstava, [2]. Cultural area around river Ohre under castle. Flowers, art, exhibitions
  • Bismarck's lookout tower. Rock lookout tower near television transmitter, Zelena hora mountain


  • Outdoor climbing center (rope towers) located near castle in Cheb
  • Sport and barbecue zone between astle and climbing center (ping pong, bbq facilities)
  • Scenic boat ride from wooden bridge near castle to Skalka dam (summer, weekends, 10-17, every 30m, 50Kc)
  • Ice stadium, Valdstejnova 70 street
  • Cycling path from Cheb to Waldsassen and from Cheb to Karlovy Vary
  • Swimming pool - Obeti nacismu 16 street
  • Outdoor climbing wall in DDM Sova - Goethova 26 street
  • Chebské dvorky - summer cultural action, Art in streets, [[6]]
  • Fijo Cheb - competetive show of youth wind orchestras, [[7]]
  • Kart arena, industrial zone, 5 km from Cheb city centre direction Karlovy Vary



  • Pizzeria Cafe, Jakubska 1. Pizza: 70Kc.
  • Restaurant Valdstejn, (Main square). Steak & Schnitzel. 75Kc-150Kc.
  • Pizzeria.



  • Autocamp Rybarska Basta, (6km east of city center at Drenice), [3]. Well-equipped campsite. Tent: 60kc; Bed: 220Kc.
  • Pension U Tri Ruzi, Ruzovy Kopecek 395/9. Single: 450Kc; Double: 800Kc.
  • Hotel Barbarossa, [4]. Jazz in reception. Nice bathrooms. Single:1,050Kc Double: 1,350Kc, including breakfast.


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