Rachel-Kapelle

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Recommended by 106 out of 111 hikers

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    High above the Rachelsee perched on a narrow rocky outcrop, the wooden Rachel chapel. The view of Lake Rachel and the tranquil chapel invite you to take a break at any time of the year.

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    • August 16, 2018

  • Stephan Lamshoeft

    One of the most beautiful places of the Bayerwald

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    • January 7, 2018

  • Stefan28

    Recommend the round from the parking G'fäll about Rachelsee up to the chapel, then to the summit and then back to the parking lot. Shortly below the summit, you can stop off at the Waldschmidthaus on the way back.
    Unfortunately, the record of my lap has been lost :-(

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    • May 16, 2015

  • Stephan Lamshoeft

    One of the most beautiful places of the Bayerwald

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    • November 4, 2017

  • Hoder

    Geniales Platzerl, great view.

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    • February 18, 2018

  • Hoder

    Dreamlike place to stay

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    • February 18, 2018

  • Jonny

    The Rachel Chapel is a chapel on the Great Rachel in the Bavarian Forest.

    Located at 1,212 meters above sea level on a promontory above the Rachel Lake, the chapel dates back to 1885, the original building built by a Spiegelauer Forstmeister named Leithäuser. This all-wooden chapel burned down after the Second World War.

    1951 was a new building in the same place, again completely made of wood. Inside, the new chapel was decorated with carvings by the Spiegelauer Herrgottschnitzers Johann Lentner.


    The Rachelkapelle burnt down in 1972 in autumn 1971
    After this second Rachelkapelle had also fallen victim to a fire by arson on March 19, 1972, it was rebuilt in the same shape and again equipped with carvings created by Johann Lentner.

    In the late 1990s, the condition of the chapel had deteriorated greatly due to weather conditions and aging, so that a fundamental renovation was necessary, which included a nearly complete faithful reconstruction of the wooden building. The work was completed with the inauguration on June 24, 2000.

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    • May 25, 2018

  • Daniel

    Have time to enjoy

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    • October 7, 2018

  • Jonny

    The Rachel Chapel is a chapel on the Great Rachel in the Bavarian Forest.

    Located at 1212 meters above sea level on a promontory above the Rachel Lake, the chapel dates back to 1885, a building originally built by a Der Spiegelauer Forstmeister named Leithäuser. This entirely wooden chapel burned down after the Second World War.

    In 1951, a new building was built on the same site, again completely made of wood. Inside, the new chapel was decorated with carvings by the Spiegelauer Herrgottschnitzers Johann Lentner.


    The Rachelkapelle burnt down in 1972 in autumn 1971
    After this second Rachelkapelle had also fallen victim to a fire by arson on March 19, 1972, it was rebuilt in the same shape and again equipped with carvings created by Johann Lentner.

    In the late 1990s, the condition of the chapel had deteriorated greatly due to weather conditions and aging, so that a fundamental renovation was necessary, which included a nearly complete faithful reconstruction of the wooden building. The work was completed with the inauguration on June 24, 2000.

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    • May 25, 2018

  • Andreas

    A dream - a wonderful view

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    • October 2, 2014

  • Baisch Werner

    Magnificent view of the Rachelsee.

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    • April 22, 2019

  • Martin1989

    Great vantage point - do not miss it!

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    • June 25, 2019

  • Stefan

    nice view and to say a prayer

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    • July 20, 2019

  • FelixX

    The summit is the top of the mountain and usually the reason to climb it.

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    • June 5, 2019

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Location: Sankt Oswald-Riedlhütte, Freyung-Grafenau, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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