Braun´s Bethlehem (4 km)

Braunův Betlém
In the years 1723 and 1732, an important Central European Baroque sculptural work was gradually created in Nový Les [New Forest] between Kuks and Dvůr Králové nad Labem, which due to its central motif of the Nativity acquired the name Bethlehem. The founder and patron of this natural gallery was Count František Antonín Špork. The scupltures in it were created by Matyáš Bernard Braun and his helpers, which included prominent Czech sculptors. The work is carved into rock, which ensures it exceptional status in European 18th century sculptural art. Of the original site, due to various factors, only the torso remains. Even so, visitors can admire, for example, the relief of the Nativity and the arrival of the Three Kings, a set of statues at Studna Jákobova [Jacob’s Well], a massive statue of hermit Juan Garin in front of the cave, a statue of hermit Onufri, a badly damaged statue of St. John the Baptist, a statue of St. Mary Magdalene, and a relief of the vision of St. Hubert.

An educational trail connecting Braun’s Bethlehem and Kuks was opened in summer 2002. The starting points are the car parks in Kuks and near Betlém [Bethlehem]. Informational panels, which will familiarize you with the history of the individual monuments, are located along the educational trail.

Braun’s Bethlehem is found in the map portal here

Tourist routes - red, yellow

Cycle routes - red 4085, green 4133

You can find further information at the following links: 

Braunův Betlém

Braunův Betlém

 
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Braunův Betlém celý

 
Braunův Betlém

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Braunův Betlém

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