Rokytnice v Orl.h.
Town (580m) founded about 1260 as charcoal burner ´s colony by Rychnov landlords. A noble family Nostitz possessed Rokytnice since 1627 (bought by Jan Mikuláš Nostitz, Prague Court of Appeal counsel) up to 1928 (stem died off). Recent advancement of Rokytnice started with installation of a railway Doudleby - Rokytnice.
Town square still keeps original character with timber houses with arcades, empire fountain and baroque All Saints church dated 1679-84. Renaissance castle built in 1548-53 in a place of elder fort and later remodelled in baroque style, analogous to the manor St. Trinity church which was built in 1600 as protestant meeting-house and later rebuilt in baroque.
"...town is located on a language boundary ... and belongs to those with Czech minority (334 Czech and 724 German inhabitants) ... A road from the railway station lead us within few minutes to shallow picturesque square interior with Our Lady's statue, fountain and a couple of lovely archway timber houses, locked to south-east with baroque church facade and with Nostitz-Rieneck castle to north-west..."(Chyský´s guide book Hory Orlické, 1922)
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Rokytnice on server "orlickehory.cz"
Rokytnice before World War I
Rokytnice after World War II