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House at the Sharp Corner

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Category: Houses in the Square

Address: náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 475/30

 
 
 

House at the Sharp Corner

The house originally served as the residence of the Juncker family with the family coat of arms in the forefront. A memorial plaque with a relief of King George of Poděbrady commemorates the king's stays in Cheb between the years 1459 and 1461. During his first visit to Cheb in 1459, however, the king dwelled at a different house of the Juncker family, which had stood on the site of the present-day post office at the lower end of the square. The house, in the possession of the family since 1396, formed a complex along with two adjoining houses interconnected by a corridor and stairs. Following a devastating fire in 1604, which destroyed the family chapel, as well as artistically valuable inlayed ceilings, the houses were separated from the inside and the last original interior ceilings were removed after the year 1715. In addition to King George of Poděbrady, Duke Jiri Brankovic of Serbia was interned at the house between the years 1703 and 1711, and the Queen of Poland spent several weeks at the house while taking the local mineral waters in 1716.

 

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

 

Contact Information

Address: náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 475/30

 

Pictures

House at the Sharp Corner around 1720

House at the Sharp Corner around 1720

House at the Sharp Corner. V. Prökl 1877

House at the Sharp Corner. V. Prökl 1877

House at the Sharp Corner in 1845

House at the Sharp Corner in 1845

 
House at the Sharp Corner in 1946

House at the Sharp Corner in 1946

SOkA Cheb, F 557, sign. 919a

House at the Sharp Corner in 1953

House at the Sharp Corner in 1953

SOkA Cheb, F 557, sign. 920

House at the Sharp Corner, facade 1979

House at the Sharp Corner, facade 1979

 
House at the Sharp Corner  in 1998

House at the Sharp Corner in 1998

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

 
House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

 
House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

House at the Sharp Corner 2013

 
 

 
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