Cheb in the Czech Republic

Cheb / Karlovy Vary Region / Bohemia / Czech Republic

Cheb (formerly Eger) has been influenced historically by its location right on the present German-Czech border. The city of around 33,000 inhabitants over a surface area of approx. 9.6km² is influenced by its long history. Today, Cheb, in the middle of the three world-renowned spa-towns of Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad), Marianské Lázně (Marienbad) and Františkovy Lázně (Franzensbad), is a gateway from Western to Central Europe.

The long and eventful history has left many traces in Cheb and its surroundings. Many sights, often the background of historical events and important people, are now renovated and mostly accessible to the public. The castles, churches and the countryside (Cheb municipal forest) attract tourists to relax and immerse themselves in the history of the region.

Economically, Cheb is now an important link between Central and Western Europe. Its favourable infrastructural situation quickly led to the establishment of Western European companies after the fall of the communist Eastern Bloc (E 48 motorway links to Prague, Bratislava and Budapest; E49 motorway from Chemnitz to Vienna via Plauen; Rail link from Bayreuth to Prague to Moscow). At the same time, Cheb is a European-influenced, open and dynamically developing border city.