Chapel of St. Cross

In 1875, a new town cemetery was built in the Upper Suburbs. The dominant feature of the newly established cemetery is the neo-Romanesque style chapel of the Sacred Cross designed by Trutnov builder Adolf Bohatý. Adjacent to the chapel on both sides are pseudo-Renaissance arcades, where you can find the tombs of important Trutnov entrepreneurs.

Trutnov, Chapel of St. Cross and city cemetery monuments

Monuments in the city cemetery

The cemetery has several other important monuments and memorials that relate to the history of the region. Here you can see, for example, a work of high art-historical value, the tomb of the Trutnov politician and journalist Wilhelm Kiesewetter by sculptor Emil Schwantner or artistically valuable marble monument of Ignaz Falge, canvas merchant and probably the richest local burgher at the turn of the 18th and 19th century. Trutnov writer and revolutionary Uffo Horn (1817–1860) also rests here and his grave and tombstone is decorated with a poetic muse.

Trutnov cemeteries

Until the construction of the new cemetery, burials took place in the cemetery in Trutnov near the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, which, however, had long since failed to meet its capacity. In addition, Trutnov also had a cemetery in Kryblická Street, intended for the poor and suicides.

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