Podhradí (Cheb District)

Podhradí (German: Neuberg or Neuberg bei Asch) is a village and municipality in Cheb District in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic. In 2006 the village had a population of 175.

Podhradí
Municipality and village
Podhradí with ruins of Neuberg Castle
Podhradí with ruins of Neuberg Castle
Flag of Podhradí
Flag
Official seal of Podhradí
Seal
Location of Podhradí municipality within Cheb District and administrative area of Aš as a Municipality with Extended Competence.
Location of Podhradí municipality within Cheb District and administrative area of Aš as a Municipality with Extended Competence.
Podhradí is located in Czech Republic
Podhradí
Podhradí
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°15′21″N 12°12′03″E / 50.2558°N 12.2008°E / 50.2558; 12.2008Coordinates: 50°15′21″N 12°12′03″E / 50.2558°N 12.2008°E / 50.2558; 12.2008
Country Czech Republic
RegionKarlovy Vary Region
DistrictCheb District
First mentioned1288
Government
 • MayorKamila Červenková
Elevation
1,844 ft (562 m)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total175
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
35123

GeographyEdit

Podhradí lies 5 kilometres north from , about 562 metres above sea level. Through the village flows Ašský potok.

It neighbour with to the south, with Doubrava and Kopaniny to the southeast, with Studánka to the north and with Kamenná to the west.

HistoryEdit

Podhradí was first mentioned in 1288. Until this year, Podhradí was property of Neuberg. After Albrech von Neuberg death, emperor Rudolph I of Bohemia handed Podhradí to lords of Plauen, as a fief. In 1392, village was inherited by Zedtwitz. Podhradí soon became a center of Aš-region.

In 1470-1490, an evangelic church was built here by Zedwitz.

After big fire in 1610, a castle Neuberg was seriously damaged. Family of Zedwitz fall apart, and individual stems moving to new chateaus in , Kopaniny, Doubrava, Smrčina and two chateas in Podhradí. From this moment, Podhradí wasn't centre of Aš-region anymore.

In 1717, a new school was built here.

In 1902, a Upper Chateau was destroyed in next big fire. Destroyed was also a local brewery. Under Chateau was destroyed few years later. In this days, a ruins of old castle Neuberg and Upper Chateau is still located here. Local council make efforts to save them, but, because of bad financial situation is a big problem.

Early 19th century, Podhradí was influence by growing textile industry and the population grew to almost 2000. After World War II and expulsion of Germans, the village almost became defunct. In 2006 the village had a population of 175.

Year 1850 1930 1947 1961 1970 2001 2006
Population 1919 2002 540 321 257 166 175

The name of the villageEdit

Podhradí is from Pod which means under and hrad, which means castle; Podhradí means under the castle.

LandmarksEdit

  • Ruins of castle Neuberg from 13th century,
  • ruins of Upper Chateau,
  • baroque church of Good Shepherd from 1470–1490,
  • 1848-1866 wars memorial from 1893,
  • World War I memorial,
  • two conciliation crosses.
  • LP Vimtage Coffee Bartákkovi

GalleryEdit

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