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Hiking, Trip to surroundings
Around Cheb and the castle Hrozňatov

Length: 26,8 km
Dificulty: medium
Circle: YES, Marking: marked

This trip leads through one of the most Western places in CZ on the East border of nature park Smrčiny. It starts at the Infocentrum in the center of Cheb by the red touristic track. It takes you through the South part of Cheb and leads to Hrozňatov. At the castle it connects to the green touristic track and along the border with SRN to the former village of Horní Hraničná. Then along the green track to Zelená hora where a Bismarck view tower is located. From there it continues along the green track back to the starting point.


   Hiking, Trip to surroundings - Around Cheb and the castle Hrozňatov
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 Dist.   Location   Elevation   Marking   Description 
 457 m n.m.      Crossroad 
 Castle Hrozňatov 
 467 m n.m.      Crossroad with green route 
 Horní Hraničná 
 574 m n.m.      Crossroad with yellow route 
 Bismarck tower 
 645 m n.m.         
 457 m n.m.        

 Cheb – Information center- There are only a few towns which can pride themselves on such valuable sights. Cheb castle, with its Black tower, is one of the most beautiful medieval monuments in central Europe. There is also an Europe unique two story chapel. Špalíček is the symbol of the Cheb square it is a complex of 11 houses divided by a trade street. In 1981 Cheb was called a monument reserve.
 Chateau Hrozňatov – On the place of a former castle you can still see its roman tower. The castle was built in 13th century and it is among the oldest in West Bohemia.
 Horní Hraničná – Horní Hraničná is one of the former settlements. It used to lie at the foot of Zelená Hora (Green Hill). In 14th century it was a small settlement and in 50s it found itself to be in a border area what lead to its destruction. Currently there is only a former army accommodation area and one ruined house.
 Bismarckova věž (Bismarck’s tower) – Zelená Hora hill is a dominant of the Cheb area with a television tower and a stone view tower. During summer it is open all day. There is a nice view

Hiking, Trip to surroundings - Around Cheb and the castle Hrozňatov

Photos of the route

Town-square in Cheb
Sand gate of castle in Cheb
Cheb - Church of st.Nicholas
Cheb castle
Cheb - Monastery garden
Cheb - Museum
Cheb - Chapel of st. Erhard and Uršula


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