The name of Larochette Castle, or Burg Fels in German, derives from its location on a sandstone promontory above the small town of Larochette and means ‘rock’. (more…)
The history of St. Trudpert’s Abbey in the Black Forest begun with a hermitage founded in AD 640 (or in AD 600) by the Irish missionary Trudpert who was killed 3 years later and canonized in the 9th century.
It is assumed that the first monastery was built on the spot of his burial in AD 815. (more…)
Beaufort Castle was a water castle with two curtain walls, the history of which can be traced through many centuries. Its oldest parts stand on the foundations of a Roman Castel (Castellum Belfurti).
Let’s drop the religious stuff for a while and enjoy the remarkable Modave Castle – my favorite Belgian castle. Modave Castle is such a hidden pearl that deserves even a second visit so that I could this time have the chance to listen more attentively to the audio-guide and to the historical facts about it instead of only taking photographs. (more…)
There is a rite in Oberstdorf in Bayern that leads back to the time of the Celts 2000 years ago and is held every 5 years – der Wilde-Mändle- Tanz/the Wilde-Mändle-Dance. Oberstdorf is the only place in the Alps where (more…)
‘The Triumph of Christianity over Paganism’, the Belgian version of the fresco by Tommaso Laureti in the Hall of Constantine in the Palace of the Vatican – this is what the baptismal font in the Church of Aldringen actually (more…)
I’ve already mentioned the cult of the Matrons or the Three Goddesses twice, but I decided that Nettersheim is the right place where you can get a clearer notion of them.
In fact, Nettersheim, or more precisely, Görresburg is only one of the several sanctuaries, located in a straight, 44-kilometer-long line.
Whether this is related to the sanctuaries in Greece located in a strict geometrical dependence, described in „Odyssey of the Gods“, by Erich von Däniken (and not only)?
After reading about the Divine Feminine, about all these significant Notre-Dame temples/temples dedicated to Our Lady, the ‘not accidental’ devotion of the ‘not accidental’ person Bernard of Clairvaux to Mary, and so on, I’m now looking at these temples with new eyes. Behind the figure of the Virgin Mary stands an ancient (more…)