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Cheb Castle

Baroque fortress

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Cheb Castle
Inserted: 16.09.2019
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com
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The history of Cheb Castle began to be written at the beginning of the 12th century. In this article, we will skip several centuries and dive into the time when the Cheb Castle was rebuilt into a Baroque fortress.

Cheb Castle
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Cheb Castle

By decree of June 3, 1652, Emperor Ferdinand III decided. on the reconstruction of Cheb into a border fortress.

Cheb Castle
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Cheb Castle

At that time, only Prague had the status of a fortress town throughout the Czech Kingdom.

Cheb Castle

As part of the construction of the fortress, the original medieval castle was rebuilt into a Baroque fortress citadel.

Cheb Castle
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Cheb Castle

Cheb Castle – moat

Cheb Castle
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Cheb Castle

Cheb Castle – Baroque fortress

Cheb Castle
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Cheb Castle

From that time comes the characteristic red brick masonry, which was used to build casemates and the perimeter of the castle.

Cheb Castle
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Cheb Castle

Brick perimeter of Cheb Castle

Cheb Castle
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com
Cheb Castle
Author: Libor Štěpán Dubský © gigaplaces.com

Cheb Castle

Detail of a castle loophole

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