Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary
The church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary is unmistakably a landmark of the town. The classicist building with late baroque elements was built in the years 1756–82 according to the project of Leopold Niederecker. The interior of the church consists of a large hall with inwardly drawn pillars, around the perimeter of which there are nine altars.
The main altar from 1784 with the painting of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary by the painter Jakub Quirin Jahn is the work of the Trutnov sculptors Rauch and Knitschel. The church also has a unique organ from the year 1910 with three thousand whistles. The characteristic silhouette of the church is formed by a 64 m high tower with an onion-shaped end. Five bells have been hung in the tower since 1991, the largest one called Mary weighs 850 kg. The religious motifs on the pulpit originated in 1864. In the past, the church’s ceiling was also decorated with biblical scenes, which were later unfortunately whitewashed.
541 01 Trutnov