When I read about the three mysterious figures on the church tower in Auw in the historical magazine “Zwischen Venn und Schneifel”, I already knew, there aren’t any figures on the tower at all. But as this was information from a historical source, I went back to check it up. And I was right, there was nothing on the tower. I went around the whole church, keeping my eyes glued on the tower. And there was still nothing. (more…)
Another place that I had to visit twice in order to make more photographs of it……, but now I know – the more you travel, the more you’re starving for more knowledge and more detailed information about the places you visit.
The first thing about Wiltz that attracted me was the title ‘Capital of (more…)
One church is awaiting to be shown in Trier too, and this is in fact one of my favorite churches that had impressed even Napoléon Bonaparte – this ‘cultural heritage destroyer’.
The present Church of St. Paulinus/ Pfarrkirche St. Paulin dedicated to the 4th-century Trier bishop Paulinus of Trier, was constructed 1734 – 1753 as a third temple on the place. (more…)
Here is the Church of St. Foillan – the only German church, dedicated to this saint and first Aachen parish church, intended for the common people of the imperial city, while the nobility attended the masses at the cathedral built by Charlemagne. (more…)
I’ve never been aware of the extent of the problem with the church robbery in the Catholic world before setting off for the western part of Europe and visiting the Chapel of St. Hubertus in Weweler in particular. So, no wonder that I managed to obtain the key of the closed Church of Wallerode only after I’ve been cross-examined by the key keeper and that in the Church of Nieder-Emmels, I’ve been questioned by the curators of the temple when seeing me with my camera in hand about whom I am working for and why I am taking these pictures… And no wonder that nowadays (more…)
We’ve already spoken of the Order of the Knights Templar, the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, and the Trinitarian Order, but not about the Teutonic Order, or the Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem. It was the third order after the Order of the Knights Templar and the Order of Hospitallers, founded ca. 1190.
And the present building of the Commandery (more…)
I had no intention to take photographs only of the church, when setting off for the town of Herve, otherwise known mainly for its cheese of the same name (which is actually not to my taste), but I was somehow left with the impression that there are many sites of interest there that I couldn’t find, or I found them, but there was (more…)
Here’s one last church for the time being from Luxembourg – this unexplored territory. It drew my attention from afar with its beautiful portal. (more…)
There is one particular thing I want to show you in the Parish Church of St. Stephen in Bütgenbach too, but let’s begin with the historical data first. (more…)
The Parish Church of St. Laurentius is one of the only three buildings that the settlement of Mackenbach consists of. It is a 15th-century temple with a long pilgrimage history related to the medieval hermit St. Lukerus who built a Klause (hermitage – see here) near the former church and his relics were buried in the temple. (more…)