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House at the Black Bear

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Category: Houses in the Square

Address: náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 477/32

 
 
 

House at the Black Bear

The house is with an inn is first mentioned under this name in 1669 when it was acquired by Johann Michael Widtmann. The new owner reconstructed the house and opened a post office there in 1698. He thus became the first postmaster in the town and also the first publisher of a printed newspaper. The house was mainly known as one of the publican houses that had served as the gathering place of the provincial assembly. The original paintings on the Early Baroque facade were restored during a subsequent reconstruction. The alleged Renaissance fragment painted on the upper floor wall is in fact a remnant of a fresco depicting a dancing bear with a piper. It was painted by local artist Franz Dietl in 1924 based on the idea of archivist K. Siegl who wished to preserve the memory of the Cheb provincial assembly.

 

Accessible to the public only during operating hours of the businesses residing here. 

 

Contact Information

Address: náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 477/32

 

Pictures

House at the Black Bear in 1845

House at the Black Bear in 1845

House at the Black Bear in 1925

House at the Black Bear in 1925

House at the Black Bear in 1946

House at the Black Bear in 1946

 
House at the Black Bear in 1956

House at the Black Bear in 1956

House at the Black Bear, facade 1979

House at the Black Bear, facade 1979

House at the Black Bear in 1999

House at the Black Bear in 1999

 
House at the Black Bear, portal around 1920, photo by Pascher

House at the Black Bear, portal around 1920, photo by Pascher

House at the Black Bear 2013

House at the Black Bear 2013

House at the Black Bear 2013

House at the Black Bear 2013

 
House at the Black Bear 2013

House at the Black Bear 2013

House at the Black Bear 2013

House at the Black Bear 2013

House at the Black Bear 2013

House at the Black Bear 2013

 
House at the Black Bear 2013

House at the Black Bear 2013

House at the Black Bear 2013

House at the Black Bear 2013

 

 
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