Bohuslav Martinů Concert Hall

Former evangelical church

The neo-Gothic church was built in 1900 at the foot of the Šibeník hill in Trutnov by the Trutnov builder Karel Rieger according to the plan of the architect Steinhofer from Vienna. The dominant feature of the church is an octagonal tower 43 m high.

Trutnov, Bohuslav Martinů Concert Hall

After the Second World War, in addition to the Czech Brethren Evangelical Church, the Czechoslovak Hussite Church also used the chapel. In the second half of the 20th century the church ceased to be maintained and used thus threatened with demolition. The church bells unfortunately did not escape requisitioning during the WWI. The new bells, except for one, suffered the same fate during World War II.

From the church concert hall

The historically valuable building was saved in 1980, when it was rebuilt into the Bohuslav Martinů Concert Hall. Today, the former evangelical church is used primarily for cultural purposes, the music festival Trutnov Autumn is held here every year. Since 1990, the building has been again used for religious purposes.

The church interior is decorated with life-size male and female statues by the academic sculptor Olbram Zoubek. 

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541 01 Trutnov

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