Kladruby (Tachov District)

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Kladruby (German: Kladrau) is a town in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,600 inhabitants.


Kladruby u Stříbra
The Abbey of Kladruby
The Abbey of Kladruby
Flag of Kladruby
Coat of arms of Kladruby
Coat of arms
Kladruby is located in Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°42′55″N 12°58′48″E / 49.71528°N 12.98000°E / 49.71528; 12.98000Coordinates: 49°42′55″N 12°58′48″E / 49.71528°N 12.98000°E / 49.71528; 12.98000
Country Czech Republic
 • MayorHana Floriánová
 • Total48.59 km2 (18.76 sq mi)
413 m (1,355 ft)
 • Total1,640
 • Density34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
349 61

Abbey of KladrubyEdit

The Abbey of Kladruby is a large Benedictine monastery founded in 1115.[2] Its vast Late Baroque Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Giovanni Battista Santini, architect) attests to the secular power and wealth of the abbey, which was dissolved under the regime of Joseph II. The abbot's princely revenue and territories made his naming a matter of considerable concern to the King of Bohemia, whose prerogative it was. In a confrontation with the local hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church over the rights of investiture – a conflict with parallels to the Investiture Controversy of the 12th century – King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia dealt with the interference of John of Nepomuk who had confirmed as abbot a candidate expressly not to Wencelaus' wishes, in the time-honoured way: on March 20, 1393, the offending bishop was thrown into the river Vltava from Charles Bridge in Prague at the behest of Wenceslaus.

The nearest (10 km) important secular historic building dating from the same Late Baroque period is the manor house Trpisty.

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2020". Czech Statistical Office. 2020-04-30.
  2. ^ "Historie" (in Czech). Klášter Kladruby. Retrieved 2020-08-04.

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