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  Zelena Hora - 50km north-west of Brno / Brünn
by globetrott

Zelena Hora is one of the most famous examples of the so-called "Baroque Gothic"-style.
A formerly Gothic church was rebuilt and re-decorated in baroque style.
The whole of the church follows certain rules and symbolisms :
most of the rooms and ornaments have 5 edges, only the outside wall of the cemetery has 10 edges.
The church was consecrated to the National saint of the Czech Republic :

Jan Nepomucky / Johann Nepomuk

He was thrown into the Moldau-river from Charle's bridge in Prague in may 16th, 1393.
The legends says, that he was not willing to tell the king Wenzel IV any secrets, his wife told him during the confession.

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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