Chapel of St. Brice of Tours/St. Briktius-Kapelle, Merlscheid

Chapel of St. Brice of Tours, Merlscheid

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,

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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.

St. Briktius-Kapelle, Merlscheid

The chapel was built in 1736.

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Its beautiful Baroque high altar is also from the beginning of the 18th century.

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To the left is the statue of the patron saint of the chapel – St. Brice from the middle of the 18th century.

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Saint Anthony of Padua is the second patron saint of the chapel.

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The statue is from the middle of the 18th century.

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St. Briktius-Kapelle, Merlscheid (8)

The settlement of Merlscheid itself was founded between 800 and 1100 A.D.

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