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Church of Saint Nicholas

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Category: Churches, Monasteries

Address: Kostelní náměstí 188/15

 
 
 

Church of Saint Nicholas and Saint Elizabeth

The church was built in connection with the planned expansion of the town in the mid 13th century as the second sacral structure in Cheb. In 1258, its administration was taken over by the Order of the Teutonic Knights. After being damaged by a fire in 1270, the church was extended within subsequent renovations. Another extensive reconstruction was carried out in the mid 15th century. The church towers and roof were repeatedly damaged by fires over the next centuries. Large-scale repairs and conversions were executed in the second half of the 19th century. In 1945, provisional roofing had to be placed on the church towers damaged during the bombardment of the town. And new helmets that were a copy of the original helmets from 1869 were installed on the towers only in 2008.

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Opening hours

You can visit the Church of St. Nicolas outside of regular worship services from spring to autumn between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm from Tuesday till Sunday, during winter betwenn 10:00 am and 4:00pm.

 

Admission fee

Admission is voluntary

 

Contact Information

Jméno: Římskokatolická farnost Cheb

Address: Kostelní náměstí 188/15

Telefon: +420 354 422 458

Web: www.farnostcheb.cz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RimskokatolickaFarnostCheb

 

Pictures

Church of Saint Nicholas. Overall view. Around 1900

Church of Saint Nicholas. Overall view. Around 1900

Church of Saint Nicholas. Towers from the east. J. Haberzettl around 1900

Church of Saint Nicholas. Towers from the east. J. Haberzettl around 1900

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 3-11

Church of Saint Nicholas. West portal. Around 1900

Church of Saint Nicholas. West portal. Around 1900

SOkA Cheb, F 1059, sign. 83-8

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Caps of the west portal. Around 1900

Church of Saint Nicholas. Caps of the west portal. Around 1900

SOkA Cheb, F 1059, sign. 83-15

Church of Saint Nicholas. Reconstruction of the nave. October 1892

Church of Saint Nicholas. Reconstruction of the nave. October 1892

SOkA Cheb, F 763, sign. 75-2

Church of Saint Nicholas. Reconstruction of the nave. October 1892

Church of Saint Nicholas. Reconstruction of the nave. October 1892

SOkA Cheb, F 763, sign. 75-1

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Restoration of church paintings. A. John, 1894

Church of Saint Nicholas. Restoration of church paintings. A. John, 1894

SOkA Cheb, F 48, sign. 6-7

Church of Saint Nicholas. Interior around 1900

Church of Saint Nicholas. Interior around 1900

Church of Saint Nicholas. Chapel with parish clerk quarters after reconstruction in 1894

Church of Saint Nicholas. Chapel with parish clerk quarters after reconstruction in 1894

SOkA Cheb, F 763, sign. 4-3

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Overall view from the east. Around 1900

Church of Saint Nicholas. Overall view from the east. Around 1900

SOkA Cheb, F 770, sign. 19-1

Church of Saint Nicholas. Bells for Cheb at the workshop of bell-founder Perner in České Budějovice in 1928

Church of Saint Nicholas. Bells for Cheb at the workshop of bell-founder Perner in České Budějovice in 1928

SOkA Cheb, F 763, sign. 74-1

Church of Saint Nicholas. Lifting of the bell. 26 November 1928

Church of Saint Nicholas. Lifting of the bell. 26 November 1928

SOkA Cheb, F 763, sign. 73-1

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Reconstruction of the north tower. Photo by Köstler, 1929

Church of Saint Nicholas. Reconstruction of the north tower. Photo by Köstler, 1929

SOkA Cheb, F 763, sign. 72-1

Church of Saint Nicholas. Church towers after 1945

Church of Saint Nicholas. Church towers after 1945

SOkA Cheb, F 557, sign. 506-1

Church of Saint Nicholas. Following the demolition of army barracks in 1948

Church of Saint Nicholas. Following the demolition of army barracks in 1948

SOkA Cheb, F 557, sign. 1375

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Aerial view around 1930

Church of Saint Nicholas. Aerial view around 1930

Church of Saint Nicholas. Aerial view 1999

Church of Saint Nicholas. Aerial view 1999

Church of Saint Nicholas. Romanesque ground plan. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Romanesque ground plan. Grueber, 1864

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Ground plan in 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Ground plan in 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. West portal. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. West portal. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Caps of the west portal. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Caps of the west portal. Grueber, 1864

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Early Gothic nave window. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Early Gothic nave window. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Gothic presbytery window. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Gothic presbytery window. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Late Gothic presbytery window. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Late Gothic presbytery window. Grueber, 1864

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Baroque tower designed by B. Neumann. V. Prökl around 1845

Church of Saint Nicholas. Baroque tower designed by B. Neumann. V. Prökl around 1845

SOkA Cheb, fond 1, kniha 1046, folio 12a

Church of Saint Nicholas. New tower in 1812 and 1815. V. Prökl around 1845

Church of Saint Nicholas. New tower in 1812 and 1815. V. Prökl around 1845

SOkA Cheb, fond 1, kniha 1046, folio 20

Church of Saint Nicholas. Plan for the reconstruction of the tower after a fire in 1809. J. Lutz

Church of Saint Nicholas. Plan for the reconstruction of the tower after a fire in 1809. J. Lutz

SOkA Cheb, fond 1, kniha 1046, folio 12b

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Plan of church repairs. 1891

Church of Saint Nicholas. Plan of church repairs. 1891

SOkA Cheb, fond č. 587, sign. 4.7

Church of Saint Nicholas. Plan of church repairs. 1891

Church of Saint Nicholas. Plan of church repairs. 1891

SOkA Cheb, fond č. 587, sign. 4.4

Church of Saint Nicholas. Plan of church repairs. 1891

Church of Saint Nicholas. Plan of church repairs. 1891

SOkA Cheb, fond č. 587, sign. 4.9

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. State in the 1740s

Church of Saint Nicholas. State in the 1740s

Church of Saint Nicholas. Fire of the church in 1742

Church of Saint Nicholas. Fire of the church in 1742

Church of Saint Nicholas. East view around 1850

Church of Saint Nicholas. East view around 1850

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. East view of the choir. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. East view of the choir. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. East view in 1872

Church of Saint Nicholas. East view in 1872

Church of Saint Nicholas. Overall view from the east. F. Stütz, 1872

Church of Saint Nicholas. Overall view from the east. F. Stütz, 1872

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. West view. Drawing by Kritzler, 1869

Church of Saint Nicholas. West view. Drawing by Kritzler, 1869

SOkA Cheb, fond 947, kresba 27

Church of Saint Nicholas. East view. V. Prökl around 1870

Church of Saint Nicholas. East view. V. Prökl around 1870

SOkA Cheb, F 1, FOL.:124.1

Church of Saint Nicholas. North view. Drawing by Kritzler, 1874

Church of Saint Nicholas. North view. Drawing by Kritzler, 1874

Č.F.:947

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. North-east view. Drawing by Kritzler, 1874

Church of Saint Nicholas. North-east view. Drawing by Kritzler, 1874

SOkA Cheb, fond 947, kresba 28

Church of Saint Nicholas. Sanctuary in 1856. V. Prökl

Church of Saint Nicholas. Sanctuary in 1856. V. Prökl

SOkA Cheb, F 1,FOL.:99

Church of Saint Nicholas. Sanctuary in 1864. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Sanctuary in 1864. Grueber, 1864

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Marian altar. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Marian altar. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Gothic monstrance. V. Prökl around 1845

Church of Saint Nicholas. Gothic monstrance. V. Prökl around 1845

SOkA Cheb, F 1, FOL.:140

Church of Saint Nicholas. Knocker. Grueber, 1864

Church of Saint Nicholas. Knocker. Grueber, 1864

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Donor Sigmund Wann. Painting from the 1500s

Church of Saint Nicholas. Donor Sigmund Wann. Painting from the 1500s

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Church of Saint Nicholas. Donor Sigmund Wann according to a drawing by C. Huss from the 1800s

Church of Saint Nicholas. Donor Sigmund Wann according to a drawing by C. Huss from the 1800s

SOkA Cheb, F 1, INV.Č.:1025, FOL:148

Church of Saint Nicholas. Interior before reconstruction. Kritzler, 1875

Church of Saint Nicholas. Interior before reconstruction. Kritzler, 1875

SOkA Cheb, fond 947, kresba 30

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. Interior before reconstruction. F. Schilhabel around 1880

Church of Saint Nicholas. Interior before reconstruction. F. Schilhabel around 1880

Church of Saint Nicholas. After reconstruction. 1893

Church of Saint Nicholas. After reconstruction. 1893

Church of Saint Nicholas. After reconstruction. 1893

Church of Saint Nicholas. After reconstruction. 1893

 
Church of Saint Nicholas. South view and ground plan. Drawing from the 1720s

Church of Saint Nicholas. South view and ground plan. Drawing from the 1720s

SOkA Cheb, F 557, Sign. 2264-1

Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

 
Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

 
Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

Church of Saint Nicholas 2013

 

 
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