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The Czech Republic is composed of the historical countries Bohemia (Czech Čechy) and Moravia (Czech Morava) as well as parts of Silesia (Czech Slezsko). In the 6th century, the Slavs migrated to Bohemia, in the 7th century the area became part of the Samo Empire. At the beginning of the ninth century, the Czechs were conquered by the Franconian Empire. At the end of the century, they became a part of the Moravian empire.

In the course of the Ascension of the Habsburgs and the Thirty Years' War, the area became part of the Habsburg monarchy and remained until the end of the First World War and the fall of Austria-Hungary. The reform movement of the Prague Spring was suppressed in 1968 by Warsaw Pact troops. In 1989, after the Velvet Revolution under Václav Havel, democracy was restored.

The Eger Castle - fortification of the town of Cheb

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The Eger Castle - fortification of the town of Cheb

The former imperial palace, also called Eger Castle, was built before the end of the 12th century by extension and reconstruction of the older stone castle, which had been built on the acropolis of a Slavic castle.

The Stöckl - historical market place in Cheb-Eger

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The Stöckl - historical market place in Cheb-Eger

In the first part of the pedestrian zone of Cheb, formerly called Eger, the typical image of a shopping street opened in front of us, window next to window, but still to the extent seize that were current many years ago.

Eger-Cheb - the time-gate and renewed pedestrian zone

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Eger-Cheb - restored pedestrian zone and the time-gate

Of course, we were curious about what would experience next to the historic buildings of the city of Eger, now Cheb, so we set out for the city center after the vehicle had been parked, where we first looked at the large map at the beginning of the pedestrian zone.

Cheb in Czech Republic - Covered bridge crossing Eger

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Cheb in Czech Republic - Covered bridge crossing the Eger

During our walk through Cheb, we took advantage of the magnificent view from the castle to see the surroundings of the castle, the river Eger as well as the city center.

About the history of Eger - today Cheb in Czech Republic

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About the history of Eger - today Cheb in the Czech Republic

The first written reference about the town of Cheb in 1061 was made in a document of German King Henry IV. In the Middle Ages, Cheb became a city where tradesmen and merchants did quite well, got rich and powerful.

Prague - join the Kingdom of the Railways?

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Prague - join the Kingdom of the Railways?

After some walks together with Jana and Lucinka from Prague, which had led us through the mountains of Macedonia, specifically along the border with Albania, we stayed in contact by email.

Passing green belt Hradschin to the German Embassy

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Passing the green belt at Hradschin to the German Embassy

After our ascent to the Castle of Prague, which is called Hradčany (Hradschin or castle town), we have chosen the path through the parkland towards the observation tower Petřín, which is modeled on the design of the Eiffel Tower and measures more then 60 meters of height.

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