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Windrather Kapelle

Windrather Kapelle

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Recommended by 967 out of 993 hikers


  • Dirk Lotze

    The rustic chapel with the massive, misshapen tower is a highly visible landmark in a beautiful landscape. The courtyard full of cherry trees invites for a break.

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    • May 7, 2017

  • Jörg

    It is believed that the construction of the originally dedicated as Margaret's Chapel small church on the missionary activity of Saint Swidbert from England at the turn of the 8th to 9 Century goes back. The chapel served the scattered peasants of the rule Hardenberg as a place of worship. Documents about renovation work are available since 1682Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windrather_Kapelle

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    • June 7, 2018

  • Ralph

    Nice place for a rest with an old fruit trees and plenty of benches.

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    • May 5, 2016

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The exact age of the Windrather chapel is unfortunately not known. It can be assumed that at the end of the eighth or the beginning of the ninth century, as a result of the missionary activity of St. Swidbert was built from England on the site of a pagan place of worship. It was probably dedicated to St. Margaretha.Continuation of the story and further information:

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    • July 21, 2019

  • Fcl

    A quiet place. Now even quieter in the times of Corona. Closed.

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    • March 27, 2020

  • slueart

    For us, this beautiful piece of earth is called "paradise" because at the foot of the church there are many apple trees on "open church ground", and it is not only Eva who does not say no.
    We have never been expelled!

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    • May 8, 2020

  • ram-soft

    A church tower in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately, the chapel was closed

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    • July 21, 2019

  • Att

    Benches in front of the chapel or a meadow under fruit trees invite you to linger. Wonderful, the view of the surrounding valleys!

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    • May 24, 2020

  • MissBisquit

    Nice place for a picnic or a break on the benches in front of the chapel.

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    • April 12, 2020

  • Es😊

    Benches and stones between fruit trees invite you to rest.

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    • June 16, 2020

  • 🍀PTV🌺

    This place looks special during the apple blossom!

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    • November 2, 2020

  • Christopher

    Nice section. Also good for a break

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    • March 22, 2021

  • AB C

    Beautiful and remarkable architecture

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    • May 10, 2020

  • Eileen #NatureGirl🥾

    With the only imposing structure on the way. The church comes across as beautifully simple and well-kept. The tower clad with clapboards is a real eye-catcher. There is a rest area in front of it, but without benches or tables.

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    • April 17, 2021

  • luktob07

    We would have liked to see it from the inside, but here the Sunday service was taking place in the open today and we didn't want to disturb.

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    • June 27, 2021

  • Jörg

    Windrather chapel

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    • June 1, 2020

  • and3rs 🥾

    Beautiful view and good place to take a break.

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    • May 2, 2022

  • Marcello

    Nice spot for a break. Unfortunately, the chapel itself was locked.

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    • May 25, 2022

  • Streuner

    The leaning tower is unusual. Organic farms with farm sales and farm cafes are very close by.

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    • August 29, 2022

  • Karel Sachsen

    Windrath Chapel

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    • August 25, 2020

  • Trebor

    a small resting place

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    • November 8, 2020

  • Karel Sachsen

    Very beautiful paths lead to the Windrath Chapel. Here you can linger or take a break.

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    • February 12, 2021

  • Inge

    nice place to rest

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    • May 9, 2021

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    12.4 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,225 ft
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Location: Velbert, Mettmann, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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