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CHEB, CZECH.

Surprise

I was on my way by train from Germany to Karlovy Vary, with a change of train in Cheb. There was a 90 minute wait for train connection, so i walked into town. The main square was in about 350m and i liked the colourful buildings. So decided to return and stay a night on my return journey. This i did.------I did not know anything of Cheb. -- Cheb is a town in Karlovy Vary region of Czech. The population is around 32,00. Cheb is just 10km from the German border. The railway station is at the crossing of 5 lines. In history it is first mentioned in 1061. with Town status in 1179. Cheb is on the river Ohre,and is a quite place, not many tourists. It is a beautiful historic place. There is a castle that Kings occasionally stayed in ,in days gone by. Grounds are open to the public about 10am. The castle tower is black and 18.5m high.
Something that took my eye was a metal strip in the centre of the walk into town, on it in 3 languages was historic facts of Cheb. This was interesting seeing that i did not know anything. There is a bus station in front of rail station.CHEB  CZECH.    The walk from the rail station.

CHEB CZECH. The walk from the rail station.

CHEB  CZECH.    Metal strip can be seen in centre of street.

CHEB CZECH. Metal strip can be seen in centre of street.

CHEB  CZECH.      Metal strip in centre of walkway, with historic facts in 3 languages. I found this very interesting, because i did not know anything about  Cheb.

CHEB CZECH. Metal strip in centre of walkway, with historic facts in 3 languages. I found this very interesting, because i did not know anything about Cheb.

CHEB  CZECH.  Looking towards the tower of the Town Hall.

CHEB CZECH. Looking towards the tower of the Town Hall.

CHEB CZECH.    The lovely coloured buildings, on the Square.

CHEB CZECH. The lovely coloured buildings, on the Square.

CHEB  CZECH. --- Buildings on Spalicek.

CHEB CZECH. --- Buildings on Spalicek.

CHEB  CZECH.     -- Colourful buildings on George of Podebrady Square.

CHEB CZECH. -- Colourful buildings on George of Podebrady Square.

CHEB  CZECH.     The statue is of a Bagpiper.

CHEB CZECH. The statue is of a Bagpiper.

CHEB,  CZECH.    Steep roofs,

CHEB, CZECH. Steep roofs,

CHEB  CZECH.

CHEB CZECH.

CHEB  CZECH.

CHEB CZECH.

CHEB  CZECH.    Town Hall, started between 1723 and 1728.

CHEB CZECH. Town Hall, started between 1723 and 1728.

CHEB  CZECH.   Church of St. Bartholomew,  former hospital from 1414.

CHEB CZECH. Church of St. Bartholomew, former hospital from 1414.

CHEB  CZECH.   Castle grounds.

CHEB CZECH. Castle grounds.

CHEB  CZECH.   Castle Wall, inside.grounds.

CHEB CZECH. Castle Wall, inside.grounds.

CHEB CZECH/   Castle,  Tower 18.5m high.

CHEB CZECH/ Castle, Tower 18.5m high.

CHEB CZECH.    Castle ,Angular Tower of Black Bossed Blocks.

CHEB CZECH. Castle ,Angular Tower of Black Bossed Blocks.

CHEB  CZECH.        Gambrinus  Beer, brewed by Pilsner Urquell Brewery.

CHEB CZECH. Gambrinus Beer, brewed by Pilsner Urquell Brewery.

CHEB  CZECH..  Hotel Slavie   3 star  ,i stayed here one night.

CHEB CZECH.. Hotel Slavie 3 star ,i stayed here one night.

CHEB  CZECH. ------- Czech Railways train at Cheb rail station. Chech railways are goverment owned [100%

CHEB CZECH. ------- Czech Railways train at Cheb rail station. Chech railways are goverment owned [100%

--Known as CD.--Cheb is an important rail junction.]CHEB  CZECH.   Side of 13th century  church.

CHEB CZECH. Side of 13th century church.

CHEB  CZECH.     -- St. Nicholas and Elizabeth Church. from 13th  century.

CHEB CZECH. -- St. Nicholas and Elizabeth Church. from 13th century.

Cheb is a town in Karlovy Vary Region of Czech Republic.

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