PHOTOS

Some photos with information attached.

 

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THE ROOF SPACE IN THE MONASTERY

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THE LARGE HALL SPACE

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NEPOMUK TOWN

There are 2 supermarkets, some smaller useful shops, 2 hardware stores, a post office, bars, and 2/3 restaurants, including the famous Svejk restaurant and Hotel in the main square.

Nepomuk is on the main road to České Budějovice and also to the popular holiday centre of the Šumava (Bohemian) Forest and mountains. To the South, the German cities of Passau, Regensberg and Munich are about 3 hours drive, as is the Austrian City of Linz.

http://www.nepomuk.cz/

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ZINKOVY CASTLE

2 kilometers from Klaster

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KING WENCESLAUS BATHING

This picture is from the 1420 Czech version of the Bible, one of many showing bathing. A local historian has said that the house is the location of the old medieval baths of the monastery.

The water in the area is regarded as the finest. The water table is recorded as the oldest in constant use in Czech history and the nearby village of Pradlo has a million pound industry producing spirits and drinks from the water. The vodka products and fernet and absinthe are know all over the world.

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CHURCH ON SITE WHERE ST JOHN WAS BORN

The town has museums, notably the Vintage Motor Exhibition, the Museum devoted to John of Nepomuk, and a museum of the works of the local famous painter Augustin Němejc.

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CASTLE ON GREEN MOUNTAIN

Films have been made at this amazing location, such as a French epic about the life of Catherine the Great of Russia. A Czech television series, The Black Barons, was made at the castle. Emperors were housed here, Saint Václav’s crown was hidden here, and the Red Bridge in Nepomuk saw so much blood and battle that it’s said the cries and shrieks of the soldiers still hang in the air in the evenings.

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PLZEN

Plzen is world famous for its breweries. The world famous Pilsner beer is produced there. It is a historic and beautiful city with all the facilities needed for modern living. Plzen is an important industrial city, producing goods for export to the world.

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INSIDE THE CHURCH

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St John on Charles Bridge Prague

Touched for luck by thousands. He is a saint that brings luck.

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THE OLD MONASTERY STOVE

This is working, but needing maintenance, and is fuelled by wood.

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St John`s statue in main square

The statue of St John is to be found all over the region and the World, and of course on Charles Bridge in Prague

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Prague

Magic City Prague

Prague is served by major airlines including Easy Jet, Ryan Air, Wizz, Jet2 and Czech Airlines and British Airways, from all major cities in the United Kingdom taking about 2 hours.

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STONE FIRE IN GARDEN OF THE MONASTERY

Many magical evenings have been spent here making fires, cooking barbecues, and watching the stars and the moon with its reflection in the lake.