Country: Czech Republic
Date of Agreement: 19 November 2005
Current Mayor: Jiří Němec
Třebechovice pod Orebem is a town in the Hradec Králové Region of the Czech Republic. It has 5,600 inhabitants
The town Trebechovice pod Orebem was founded along a trading path in the first half of the 14th century. The Oreb hill (260m) with the Corpus Christi church is a symbol of the memorable Hussite Brotherhood. The town is only 13 km to the East of Hradec Kralove and its surroundings with beautiful forests and pleasant walking paths along the river Orlice are popular for outings. However, Trebechovice is known worldwide for its museum of nativity scenes. Unique and best known is the Probost nativity scene which was the principal attraction of the Czechoslovak exposition at the World Exhibition in Montreal in 1967. The authors Josef Probost, Josef Kapucian and Josef Friml worked on the unparalleled example of craftsmanship full forty years. Another famous native of the town is Jan Theobald Held, a remarkable representative of the Enlightment and National revival period. The visitors of Trebechovice can admire the Virgin Mary plague column in the main square, the statue of the Holy Trinity and an ancient public fountain from 1675. The Museum of nativity scenes also houses a manuscript of hymn book from the year 1559. In 1767 the decanal Baroque church of St. Andrew was built not far from the Main Square.