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Black Tower

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Category: Cheb Castle

Address: Dobrovského 21

 
 
 

Black Tower

An angular tower of black bossed blocks, the dominant of the castle, in particular distinct from the side of the entrance to the castle has always fed up fantasy. It might have been a Roman tower or a tower built by the Vandals or remains of the original castle. The digging in the years of 932 – 1933 has solved the question of the age of the tower. The found remains of the Vohburg castle, two towers and a transverse wall were partly located under the Black Tower, thereby it was confirmed that the tower was built as a part of the royal palatine, it means at the end of the 12th century.

The part of the tower built of black blocks over the basis of 9,2 x 8,9 m protrudes to a height of 18,5 m. The light extension is from 1774. The building material of the black part is basal from Komorní Hůrka being situated about three km northwest from the castle.                  

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Opening hours

Opening hours correspond to the opening hours of the Cheb Castle premises. 

1.1. - 28.8. sobota - neděle 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1.3. - 31.3. sobota - neděle 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1.4. - 31.5 úterý - neděle 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1.6. - 30.6. úterý - neděle 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1.7. - 31.8. pondělí - neděle 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1.9. - 31.10. úterý - neděle 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1.11 - 31.12. sobota - neděle 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 

Admission fee

The admission fee valid for the Cheb Castle:

Admission  Price
Adults CZK 60
Childer up to 6 years free
Childer 6 - 15, students, seniors CZK 30
Family (2 adults + 2 childer) CZK 140
Guide CZK 20/person
 

Contact Information

Address: Dobrovského 21

Telefon: +420 602 169 298

E-mail: kastelan@hrad-cheb.cz

Web: www.hrad-cheb.cz/cz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hrad-Cheb/310650255669207

 

Pictures

Black tower from south-west. Around 1900

Black tower from south-west. Around 1900

SOkA Cheb F 770, sign. 136-16

Black tower from west. Around 1900

Black tower from west. Around 1900

SOkA Cheb F 770, sign. 11-5

Black tower from south. Aro</p><p>Around 1900

Black tower from south. Aro

Around 1900

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 4-2

 
Black tower from north. J. Haberzettl. Around 1900

Black tower from north. J. Haberzettl. Around 1900

SOkA Cheb F 770, sign. 11-4

Black tower. Layout and section. Schürer 1934

Black tower. Layout and section. Schürer 1934

Black tower . Layout. Schürer 1934

Black tower . Layout. Schürer 1934

 
Black tower from north. W. Medau around 1830

Black tower from north. W. Medau around 1830

Black tower. Schürer 1934

Black tower. Schürer 1934

Black tower. Entrance. Šrámek 1932

Black tower. Entrance. Šrámek 1932

 
Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

 
Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

 
Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

Black Tower 2013

 

 
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