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Křížový vrch - Calvary Cvikov

Sacrial Monuments: Other

Cvikov

Cvikov, 471 54

Křížový vrch is often referred to as Calvary. It is a small hillock connected to Zelený vrch not far from Cvikov.

Johann Franz Richter, a stocking weaver, settled there and began to build a place of pilgrimage. The lane leading to the chapel soon acquired the nature of the Stations of the Cross as several benefactors had 8 mason chapels with the key stations of Jesus built at their own expense alongside the lane. Other chapels were built later on. However, the Calvary was not maintained after World War II and decayed. It was not reconstructed until a restoration project was launched by the magistrate of Cvikov in 1991. Owing to this, we can admire 14 chapels with plastic scenes under glass cover and a larger chapel at the foot of the hill in a linden alley.

Location: 1.5 km to the north-east of Cvikov

 
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