Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Pütz
(Stadt Bedburg)
Rhein-Erft-Kreis

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Hochstraße
(St. Johannes Nepomuk Kapelle)

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)

1888

Pütz /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk   Pütz /  Sankt Johannes von Nepomuk

Description

Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk holding a bridge in his hands. It is placed in a niche in the front façade of the St. John of Nepomuk Chapel.

Annotation

The church was built in 1888.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°59'51" E 6°30'49"

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