Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Most

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Most

Have you seen a church on rails? The one in Most is!

The North Bohemian city of Most, which disappeared from the world during the 1970s because of coal mining, can now be seen only in old photographs and the displaced Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Due to its extraordinary architectural value, this jewel of the late Gothic era was relocated by rail in the autumn of 1975 to a new spot 841 meters distant. The church has become a symbol of the ruined city; the interior includes a collection of Gothic and Renaissance art from northwestern Bohemia, and you can also get off at the tower and walk along the walkway.

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Kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie Kostelní 289 434 01 Most


Parish and pilgrimage church in Hejnice
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Parish and pilgrimage church in Hejnice

The history of the pilgrimage site in Hejnice dates back to 1211, when, according to legend, a poor net-maker napped under a linden tree and in his dream angels told him how to heal his wife and child. A wooden church was built on this site, later replaced by a Gothic stone chapel, and finally in the 18th century it received its imposing current form. Today, concerts of classical music are held in the Baroque Basilica of the Visitation, which is surrounded by linden trees. Inside the church is a three-section family tomb of the Lords of Gallas, a field altar that belonged to Albrecht von Wallenstein, and a Marian column and Baroque sculptures from the 17th century.
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