The Slovak Betlehem is located close to Zilina in Rajecké Lesná. It is famous for the carved representation of all slovak landscapes and characteristics.
The Slovenský Betlehem is in a separate building with the church of the birth of the virgin Maria.
Slovensky Betlehem, the slovakian crib, was carved by the woodcarver Jozef Pekara from Rajecké Teplice from 1980 to 1998. For inspection it was released on 26 November 1995. The length is 8.50 meters, the width of 2.50 meters and the height amounts to 3 meters.
Many of the figures move, propelled from 4 windshield wiper motors. The transmission to the figures takes place by means of drive belts and bicycle chains.
We had luck with our attendance, it were straight empty and the friendly gentleman in the picture down were so friendly to let me also a view throw behind the window blinds.
For the first time I used not only the pictures of my digital camera, but also drew some pictures of the video.
Enough of the words, looks at the pictures, which are to obtain an impression of it. The explanations take place via the MouseOver.
© Ulrich Hoffmann 2003