Replica of historic Czech wooden church in Třinec-Guty to open June 6

A replica of a wooden church that was destroyed by arson after having stood for more than 450 years in the village of Třinec-Guty, near the border with Poland, will open to the public on June 6.

The 16th century Corpus Christi church was a beloved national cultural monument, a site of pilgrimage for believers and nature-lovers alike. It was intentionally set on fire by two young men and a boy in August 2017.

The restoration of the church has so far cost almost 30 million crowns. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the June 6 service will be limited to 20 people but will be broadcast live by Czech Television.

Author: Brian Kenety