Město Loket
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The Church of St Wenceslas

The Church of St Wenceslas

The church is situated on the origin Gothic church that was burn down in 1725. Construction of the new Baroque church was completed in 1734. Interior of it is rather valuable; the altar paintings are ascribed to Petr Brandl, the side altars are probably created by the local sculptor Jan Wildt. There are also older statues saved from the fire; statue of Christ and the late Gothic Madonna. The church was designed by Wolfgang Braunbock.

George Popel of Lobkovice was buried in the church. George Popel of Lobkovice was a prominent prisoner of Emperor Rudolf II; he was accused of the plot of rebellion against the Emperor and he was taken to the castle in year1606. After a year he died and was buried in secret. Maybe that is the reason of the gossips went around he had been murdered in Loket.