Třebechovice pod Orebem

Třebechovice pod Orebem
Town
Town Hall
Town Hall
Flag of Třebechovice pod Orebem
Flag
Coat of arms of Třebechovice pod Orebem
Coat of arms
Třebechovice pod Orebem is located in Czech Republic
Třebechovice pod Orebem
Třebechovice pod Orebem
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°12′4″N 15°59′32″E / 50.20111°N 15.99222°E / 50.20111; 15.99222Coordinates: 50°12′4″N 15°59′32″E / 50.20111°N 15.99222°E / 50.20111; 15.99222
Country Czech Republic
RegionHradec Králové
DistrictHradec Králové
First mentioned1358
Government
 • MayorRoman Drašnar
Area
 • Total21.01 km2 (8.11 sq mi)
Elevation
243 m (797 ft)
Population
 (2020-01-01[1])
 • Total5,771
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
503 46
Websitewww.trebechovice.cz

Třebechovice pod Orebem (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtr̝̊ɛbɛxovɪtsɛ ˈpot orɛbɛm]) is a town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 5,800 inhabitants. It is 13 kilometres (8 miles) away from the city of Hradec Králové. The town is situated beneath the hill Oreb. Třebechovice is best known for its Nativity Museum.

History

The town was founded in the 14th century, near a trade route. According to legend, the town was founded on the right bank of the river Dědina by Třeboch who brought his people there and gave the name to the town. In the 14th century the town was owned by Hynek Hlaváč of Dubé and his descendants until the end of the 15th century when Přibík Kroměším of Březovice became an owner. The town was owned by Trčkové of Lípa in the 16th century and it economically developed. In 1849, Třebechovice became an independent town.[2]

Nativity Museum

The museum was founded in 1925 by Vilém Koleš. There are more than 400 exhibits of nativities. The museum is the only one of its kind in the Czech Republic. The most valuable exhibit is Probošt's Nativity which was made by Josef Probošt and it is all created from wood. The Nativity has motion mechanism and it is 7 m (23 ft) long, 3 m (9.8 ft) deep and 2 m (6.6 ft) high and has more than two thousand carved pieces and 373 figures.

Coat of arms

The emblem is created by golden shield with one vertical brown branch and roots. This comes from emblem of the Dubé family who established the town. There are three blue cannonballs on both sides of the emblem. There is a golden crown on the top of the emblem which means sovereign grace, above it there are three ostrich feathers in red, white and blue.

Oreb

Oreb is a hill above the town and it is 260 metres (853 feet) high. The hill got its name after the large gathering of members of the Hussites in 1419. In 1528 a small wooden church at the owner's command was built here. This church burned and was replaced by new one in 1835. The new church is called Church of Corpus Christi.[3]

Notable people

Twin towns – sister cities

Třebechovice pod Orebem is twinned with:[4]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ Třebechovice
  3. ^ Třebechovice
  4. ^ "Dárek z partnerského Betlehemu". trebechovice.cz (in Czech). Město Třebechovice pod Orebem. 2020-06-22. Retrieved 2020-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Bibliography

Team of authors (2004): Třebechovice pod Orebem. Třebechovice pod Orebem: Město Třebechovice pod Orebem.

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