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Warburg
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Nordrhein-Westfalen

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Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Saint John of Nepomuk

Nepomuk c. 1345 - Praha 1393
confessor of the queen of Bohemia, refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. At the behest of King Wenceslaus of Bohemia he was thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague and drowned. John of Nepomuk is patron saint of bridges
(Wikipedia)

ca. 1700?

Warburg /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Warburg /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Description

Stone statue.

Inscription(s)

Als im
Jahre des Heiles
1928 diese neue
Brücke zur Besei-
tigung der Wasser-
gefahr erbaut wur-
de, haben ihren
Schutz mit dem Hü-
ter auch der alten
Brücke, anvertraut
die Bürger der
Stadt Warburg
Vor böser Zung und
Wasserflut
Nimm gnädig uns in
deine Hut
Ab obtrectatoribus
et eluvionibus nos
praesta incolumes
Um 1700
Historische Bogenbrücke
1928
Diemelregulierung mit
Bau einer Betonbrücke
1988
Neubau als Bruchstein-
verkleidete Betonbrücke

Statues of Saint John of Nepomuk

The figure of Saint John of Nepomuk is often encountered in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Poland and Lithuania. He is usually portrayed with As additional figures there are often one of more little angels, respectively There are several sites listing statues of Saint John of Nepomuk:

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Location (N 51°29'1" - E 9°8'59")

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