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Cheb [4] (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).

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.




  • 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), [2]. Well-equipped campsite. Tent: 60kc; Bed: 220Kc.
  • Pension U Tri Ruzi, Ruzovy Kopecek 395/9. Single: 450Kc; Double: 800Kc.
  • Hotel Barbarossa, [3]. Jazz in reception. Nice bathrooms. Single:1,050Kc Double: 1,350Kc, including breakfast.


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