Orlické hory
Česká verze English
Rokytnice v Orl.h.
 
Rokytnice square, (H)
Rokytnice square, (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.

 

Timber houses with arcades, probably 30s, (H)
Timber houses with arcades, probably the thirties, (H)

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)

 

 

www.rokytnice.cz

Info - Service (www.info.servis.cz)

Rokytnice on server "orlickehory.cz"

Internet cafe

 

Rokytnice before World War I

Year 1911?. (H)
Before 1914?, (H)

Year 1911?. (H)

Before 1914?, (H)

Rokytnice betwen war

Bottom of square, (H)
Top square with baroque All Saints church, (H)
Bottom of square, (H)
Top of square with baroque All Saints church, (H)
Pension Sonnenhof, view from swimming pool, (H)
General view of Rokytnice, (H)
Pension Sonnenhof, view from swimming pool, (H) General view of Rokytnice, (H)
Swimming pool, (H)
Rokytnice with railway station, (H)
Swimming pool, (H) Rokytnice with railway station, (H)


Rokytnice after World War II

Postcard from 1947, (H)
The fifties? (H)
Postcard from 1947, (H) The fifties? (H)
View from church tower, (H)
View from church tower, (H)

 

Present

Timber houses on square, 1999.
Baroque All Saints church, 1998.
Timber houses on square, 1999. Baroque All Saints church, 1998.

 


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