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Cycle Route EuroVelo: Iron-Curtain-Trail - part Czechia - Black Sea

No. of cycle route EV13



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Elevation profile Cycle Route EuroVelo: Iron-Curtain-Trail - part Czechia - Black Sea

Added on 14 May 2013,

on 02 Aug 2017

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Openstreetmap and Contributors + biroto-Redaktion (

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Contains information from OpenStreetMap, which is made available here under the Open Database License(ODbL)

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Start location

Eger, Nordwesten, CZ (434 m NHN)

End location

Zarewo, , BG (16 m NHN)


Der ʺEiserner Vorhangʺ-Radweg, auch unter der Bezeichnung "Grünes Band Europa"-Radweg bekannt, führt über etwa 8.500 km von der Barentsee in Norwegen durch 24 europäische Staaten bis zum Schwarzen Meer entlang der Grenzen zwischen dem ehemaligen Ostblock und den Westmächten.

Das Grüne Band Europa (European Green Belt) ist eine Naturschutzinitiative, bei dem der durch den Kalten Krieg entstandene, weitgehend naturnah belassene Grenzstreifen quer durch Europa erhalten werden soll. 

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19 Nov 2014 - 23 Jan 2015

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Sources of information


For the Euro Velo Route 13 "Iron Curtain Trail" currently no complete official GPS track on the internet can be found. The project Euro Velo Route 13 plans to implement the route until 2020.

This route consists of the at OpenCycleMap available sections of EV13 and the routes of national and regional cycling networks:

  • Czechia and Austria:
    • partly EV13 track on Openstreetmap and partly according track indication on 
  • Slovakia:
    • EV13 track on Openstreetmap
  • Hungria:
    • EV13 track on Openstreetmap
  • Slovenia:
    • created according to data from travelogue
  • Croatia:
    • EV13 track on Openstreetmap
  • Serbia:
    • created according to data from travelogue
  • Romania:
    • EV6 track on Openstreetmap
  • Bulgaria:
    • EV13 track on Openstreetmap
    • some gaps in the routing have been closed with self made tracks
  • Macedonia:
    • EV13 track on Openstreetmap
  • Greece:
    • EV13 track on Openstreetmap
  • Turkey:
    • EV13 track on Openstreetmap
    • some gaps in the routing have been closed with self made tracks

Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure

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CZ-350 02 Cheb




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CZ-350 02 Cheb


Old town

Inner space of Cheb castle with Black tower and Castle Chapel
The market square in Cheb
View of the town of Cheb with Church of Saint Nicholas
Roland Fountain in Cheb

Cheb is a city in Bohemia in Western Czech Republic with a population of 33,500 and is close to the German border.


The name is pronounced "khep" (the first sound like a German or Scottish "ch" or a Spanish "j" not as in "Chicken" - locals will make fun of you if you make this mistake). The city features a very quaint and pretty town square and winding alleys. However, outside of the center, the city is characterized by grimy heavy industry.


Museums and galleries:


  • Cheb Castle. Mostly in ruins except for its towers. Features the biggest Romanesque chapel in Bohemia. 30Kc. 
    On the rock, to the north-west of the city center, lies Cheb castle, built in the 12th century, and now mostly in ruins. The main attractions are the Chapel of St Erhard and Ursula, the Black Tower and the ruins of a palace; all from around 1180. The chapel has two stories; the lower storey is in Romanesque style, while the upper storey is Gothic. An eight-cornered opening connects the two storeys. The upper-storey contains a ribbed vault supported on four polygonal columns with statues depicting sins, including a statue of a prostitute and Onan. In the banquet room of this castle, Wallenstein's officers Terzky, Kinsky, Illo and Neumann were assassinated on 25 February 1634. Wallenstein himself was murdered few hours later by Captain Devereux in the burgomaster's house at the main square. The house, a 15th-century gothic town hall (Pachelbel House), was transformed in 1872, it contains many historical relics and antiquities of the town of Cheb.
  • Namesti Krale Jiriho z Podebrad - Main Square. 16th century former Jewish merchant houses. 
    On the Market Place dating from the 13th century are a group of houses originating from the late-Gothic period known as Špalíček. This distinctive feature of the market place is a bizarre complex of eleven houses. The outline of the two blocks can still be seen on the oldest existing records of 1472.
    The Green House on the market place belonged to the well-known Wrendl dynasty, whose family crest lies above the entrance. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe frequently spent time here.
  • New Town Hall & State Gallery of the Arts. Boroque building from the 18th century. Features Czech modern art. 80Kc. 


  • St. Wencelas Church
  • St. Nicolas Church. Baroque building from the 13th century. 
    The Church of St. Nicholas was established in the 13th century as a three-naved basilica, of which the western portal and the lower part of the tower remain in place. The three-part nave, presbytery and sacristy stem from the Gothic era. After the fire of 1742, the tower was rebuilt with a baroque cupola, after the design of the indigenous architect Balthasar Neumann. The top of the twin steeples were destroyed by German artillery fire during World War II and restored in summer 2008.
  • Frantiskanske Namesti. Features the St. Clare Church and the Church of the Herald of the Virgin Mary. 
    The Franciscan Church is located in the town center. The Church of St. Clara was built between 1708 and 1711 according to a design of Christoph Dientzenhofer.

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CZ-350 02 Cheb


Tourist information

Hours of opening

Monday till Friday from 9.00 till 17.00 o´clock.
Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 till 12.30 o´clock.

Languages spoken:

čeština ▪ Deutsch


1 km
4,1 km
440 m


CZ-351 01 Františkovy Lázně




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0,6 km
457 m


CZ-350 01 Cheb







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