I’ve landed at the Chapel of St. Brice of Tours on a sunny spring day just at the beginning of my preparation for setting off for my Camino.
Not that during my 5-year stay in the vicinity, I haven’t often seen the pilgrim monument at my favorite town of Prüm,
but the discovery of this beautiful little jewel at this exact moment was a sufficient sign.
Now you know what I mean – this is the Gothic statue of St. James the Great from the 16th century.
The chapel was built in 1736.
Its beautiful Baroque high altar is also from the beginning of the 18th century.
To the left is the statue of the patron saint of the chapel – St. Brice from the middle of the 18th century.
Saint Anthony of Padua is the second patron saint of the chapel.
The statue is from the middle of the 18th century.
The settlement of Merlscheid itself was founded between 800 and 1100 A.D.