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Vodnjak sv. Janeza Nepomuka

Saint John of Nepomuk Fountain

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
Franc Berneker

Kranj /  Vodnjak sv. Janeza Nepomuka   Kranj /  Vodnjak sv. Janeza Nepomuka


Marble sculpture group. St. John of Nepomuk is lying in the water between two octopusses (however, the fountain was dry when we visited Kranj). On the edge of the fountain stands a mourning woman.

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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 46°14'17" - E 14°21'16")

Item Code: si140; Photograph: 11 September 2016
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