The Grave Chapel – a victory of nature

Today I want to show you another piece of art and history of my hometown, the so called Grabkapelle  (grave chapel). It’s a small Baroque chapel next to our church and the graveyard. It has a little altar in it showing a Pietá with a Veil of Veronica beneath. The chapel is named after a…

Ex Voto

Here is another post on German traditions you can find in our region: Votivbilder The pictures I’ll show you are from the pilgrimage church ‘Zur schmerzhaften Muttergotters’ on the Geiersberg (one of the oldest pilgrimage churches in Bavaria btw, finished in 1486) What is a Votivbild? They are pictures made by Catholics as a donation…