Cheb is not only the historical but also the cultural center of the region. The International FIJO Festival, the Cheb Organ Summer or the Valdštejn Festival are just some of the cultural events that you can visit.
Fine art lovers will be delighted by the Gallery of Fine Arts, while fans of photography will be catered for by Gallery G4, the regional gallery of photography.
The West Bohemian Theater of Cheb and its only professional theater group in the region, the Svoboda Cultural Center, the Cheb Castle, the Cheb Museum and the city library organize a whole range of events.
Interesting places and events take place all over the Karlovy Vary region, here is a small list,
FIJO is a large international festival of youth brass bands, which takes place every other year in the city of Cheb. The last festival took place in 2022 and it was already the 24th year. During each year, orchestras and dance groups from all over the world gather. The participation of local orchestras, which are often accompanied by majorettes, is a matter of course. In the past, for example, orchestras from Italy, Scotland, Hungary, Poland, Sweden and an orchestra from the Netherlands have taken part in the festival, which rides bikes the whole time during the performance. It is a big event that the whole city lives for its duration.
Another traditional festival held in the city of Cheb. Since 2013, the festivities have been held once every two years, alternating with the city’s other unique event, the FIJO music festival. The very first Valdštejnské festivities were organized in Cheb already in 1908. In a modified form, the festivities are still held today. The festivities last for 2 days, during which visitors have the opportunity to see a parade through the city, a historical market, reconstructions of battles and everyday life of Albrecht and members of his retinue and army.
Another interesting event
Theater of one actor
Cheb Christmas markets
Tips for trips in the area
Boheminium – miniatures from all over the Czech Republic in Mariánské Lázně
Park Boheminium offers an exhibition of more than 70 models of important landmarks from all over the country. There is also a model of Karlštejn, Ještěd or Bezděz castles. It ranks among the 5 largest miniature parks in Europe.
Soos National Nature Reserve – Czech Yellowstone
The Soos National Nature Reserve is located near Františkovy Lázně. It is an extensive peatland and bog, where a large number of mineral springs and pure carbon dioxide spring up in the so-called moffets. The educational trail leads along the bottom of a dry lake that had salt (mineral) water.
Papilonia butterfly house in the Diana complex in Karlovy Vary
The Papilonia butterfly house in the Diana complex in Karlovy Vary – this is a tropical garden with live butterflies from all over the world. You can watch all stages of their development in their natural environment, from egg to caterpillar and pupa to butterfly.
Mariánské lázně – singing fountain
The singing fountain is one of the landmarks of Mariánské Lázně. It plays daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every odd hour, at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. including projection with colored lighting. The opening ceremony is on April 30 at 9 p.m., the end of operation is on October 31 at 8 p.m.
This is just a small list of cultural events and places in our region that are worth visiting. Come and let yourself be drawn into the atmosphere of the wonderful Wallenstein festivities or dance to the rhythm of brass music at the FIJO festival. Whatever you decide, our hotel is a great place for discovering the beauty of the Karlovy Vary region.
The Komorní Hůrka hotel team