Probošt's Mechanical Christmas Crib

  • Physical difficulty: Easy
  • Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

The most valuable and the most admired is the unique mechanical Christmas nativity scene made by Josef Probošt, Josef Kapucián and Josef Friml (the author of the movable mechanism).

The nativity scene is more than one hundred years old and is made of wood. Its dimensions are 6.89 x 1.89 x 2.35 m. It includes more than 2000 carved parts and figures, which are put in motion by small electric motor. Probošt’s mechanical nativity scene was proclaimed the national cultural heritage site in 1999.

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