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CZ, Orlicke Mountains – Neratov

Published: 17.12.2015
If you like beautiful, remote places spiced by interesting past and present there is one I am going to tell you about today. The place is called Neratov situated in the Orlicke Mountains. Neratov has a temple with unique roof of glass.

Neratov is situated on the Czech-Polish borderline, which follows the Divoka Orlice river, between Bartosovice and Orlicke Zahori close to more popular tourist spots – Hanicka, a military fort, and the observation tower on Anensky Hill . A frequented road from Rokytnice to Kladsko (today a Polish town, however a matter of Czechoslovak-Polish dispute until 1958) went through across the Orlice.

Neratov

Bärnwald, the medieval name for the later Banvald, is a village that was established as a place to live for workers of the glassworks on the Neratovsky stream. Many believed it to be a healing spring. Around the year 1700 a priest carved a wooden statue of the Virgin Mary allegedly responsible for miraculously healing pilgrims. A small wooden church was, however, soon too small for incoming crowds of the ill. In the 1720s, G. B. Alliprandi designed the monumental baroque church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary . Even today its location and dimensions are impressive. However, outer stairwell in the Roccoco style is no longer there (it was transported to Skalka chateau in 1973). Also, interior furniture is gone. In 1945, a Soviet soldier hit the church with an anti-tank missile which than burned down. The fire caused the bell and a clockwork to melt, later the arches collapsed. The catastrophe completed by removing German population after the WWII.

the church is 20 meters tall

10. 5. 1945 dostal chrám zásah pancéřovou pěstí, repro z výstavy historických fotografií v chrámu      church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Neratov

Local priest Josef Suchar renewed the tradition of pilgrimages after the year 1990 (every year on 15. 8. to the following Sunday). The services were held open-air at the ruins of the church. Those who were there remember fascinating experience and atmosphere. Later, when it was decided upon renovation of the church, many were not keen on interrupting this beloved tradition. Instead people insisted on making church’s roof transparent..

        the bell inside the church    the view of the glass roof     a small cemetery has survived under the church

However, the officials from the office of historical landmark protection were not supportive of the idea. Eventually, a compromise was agreed upon the result of which is worth paying a visit to Neratov. Ing Jiri Stary and Ing. arch. Petr Dostal are those who designed the solution. Sdruzeni Neratov holds a theatrical festival there or folk and classical music concerts as well as the pilgrimage and celebrations related to it.

 the church covered by glass roof

         interiér na rekonstrukci ještě čeká, ale i po ní bude zachován pohled na krov    light behind the altar    the altar

Nearby there is ”Neratovske Louky” nature reservation, a biotope of marshlands in the meadow of the Divoka Orlice. This biotope hosts many rare species of plants and animals. From fort Hanicka to Neratov there goes a beautiful road. Follow the blue trail which goes through Hadinec (about 3 kilometers). In the latter village, about 300 meters off the side of the road there is St Anna chapel which was transported here from Anensky Hill in the year 1937.

GPS: (the Assumption of the Virgin Mary church) 50°12'53.5"N 16°32'59.0"E

 

Text and photo: Radka Snížková



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