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Bruno-Kreisky-Park (5.)

Hundsturmer Linienkapelle - Johann-von-Nepomuk-Kapelle

Hundsturm Line Chapel - John of Nepomuk Chapel

St. 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)

1756

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Description

Small chapel, built at the fortification line of Vienna, with inside a statue of St. John of Nepomuk (behind glass, the photo is therefor not so good), in front of the chapel two and next to it a third saint statue.

Wien - Hundsturmer Linienkapelle - Johann-von-Nepomuk-Kapelle
>St. Florian
(d. c. 304), commander of the imperial army in the Roman province of Noricum, responsible for organizing firefighting brigades. Martyred because is did not want to sacrifice to Roman gods. He is usually depicted as a Roman officer pouring water from a pitcher over a fire (Wikipedia).

Wien - Hundsturmer Linienkapelle - Johann-von-Nepomuk-Kapelle
St. Joseph, with Jesus
(Hebrew יוֹסֵף, "Yosef"; Greek: Ἰωσήφ), the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).

Wien - Hundsturmer Linienkapelle - Johann-von-Nepomuk-Kapelle
St. Roch
(14th century), saint from Montpellier, he is specially invoked against the plague. (Wikipedia).

Wien - Hundsturmer Linienkapelle - Johann-von-Nepomuk-Kapelle

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Location (N 48°11'16" - E 16°20'41")

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