History. The patron saint and individual after whom we named our Inn is standing as a baroque statue on the other side of the Old Bridge, looking out over the bridge and river.
John of Pomuk "Nepomuk", as Vicar-general of the Archdiocese of Prague, was chosen as confessor by the wife of King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia and Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Wenceslaus wanted to coerce John into breaking the confessional seal, but he refused, was tortured and thrown in the Moldau. The queen had an apparition of five stars, which revealed where his corpse lay. These 5 stars still form part of St. Nepomuk's halo to this day.
John Nepomuk was canonised in1729 by Pope Benedict XIII.
He is the patron saint of bridges, skippers, raftsmen, millers, the confessor, confessional seals; against floods and for discretion.