Month: February 2017

Chapel of St. Bartholomew, Wiesenbach

Chapel of St. Bartholomew, Wiesenbach

On the track of the Knights Templar – part 1

I want to show you one simple place, yet at the same time, a place of great sacral importance. Because just as the Grail of Indiana Jones wasn’t gold and jeweled, but was just a simple clay cup, the most valuable things aren’t shiny and do not catch the eye.

In the guide-book of the East Cantons in Belgium, by Jean-Marc Gay and Jean-Marc Huygen, the Chapel of St. Bartholomew in Wiesenbach is defined as one of the most significant treasures of (more…)

Kasselburg Castle

Kasselburg Castle, bergfried

The history of Kasselburg Castle is not very clear too. It is assumed that it was built in the 12th century. It is documented that during the 13th (the end of the 13th century) and the 14th centuries, it was owned by the Counts of (more…)

Trier, part 2

Trier Head Market

There is a legend from the beginning of the 12th century, according to which the city of Trier was founded by Trebeta, the son of the Assyrian King Ninus, who later married Semiramis. When Ninus died, Trebeta was banished by his step-mother Semiramis and went to Europe, where he founded the city of Trier around 2000 B.C. (more…)

Echternach

Abbey garden and Orangery, Echternach

In 697/698, Irmina of Oeren donated her property in Echternach to the Anglo-Saxon missionary Willibrord. Echternach is the oldest city in Luxembourg.

Irmina was of a very influential noble family and, according to the legend, even a daughter of the last Merovingian King (more…)