Jurkovič Bridge Nové Město nad Metují
Nové Město nad Metují can boldly boast not only of a fairytale castle, but also a bridge, which perfectly complements the overall character of this city's picturesqueness.
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Interesting facts Jurkovič Bridge Nové Město nad Metují
It is not directly visible from the square. It is hidden in the castle gardens, where it beautifully underlines the character of the local area and the castle itself. It is made of wood, was built in 1911 and its author is Dušan Jurkovič, a well-known Slovak architect who also took part in the alterations of the chateau in Nové Město nad Metují.
Between 1909 and 1912, the then owners of the chateau, Cyril and Josef Bartoňová of Dobenín, had the former farmyard rebuilt into a flower park and also initiated the reconstruction of the adjacent terraced garden, which is remembered until 1800 as a garden at the northwestern edge of the chateau. Dušan Jurkovič.
This covered wooden bridge was built by Dušan Jurkovič as a shelter from bad weather and at the same time as a viewpoint and for easier access from the upper terrace to the flower park. In its place since the 18th century stood a simple wooden footbridge.
Like other Jurkovič buildings, the most famous of which are undoubtedly Pustevny na Radhošti or spa buildings in Luhačovice, the bridge in Nové Město nad Metují also bears typical elements of his style. Thanks to the house in the middle, it resembles Wallachian folk buildings and carries a fairy-tale charm.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová