Great former pilgrimage church on the Mirga. Under the abbot Dominikus von Lieblein was here between 1741 and 1756 in honor of St. Barbara built a church in the Rococo style. The consecration was made on August 26, 1756 by the bishop of Regensburg, Freiherr von Stingelheim. He also donated a relic of St. Barbara. The plan for the building came from the Speyerhärt Premonstratensian Hugo Strauss. The church building was cross-shaped and had five altars. At the corners of the cross arms were two-storey side rooms, which were used as oratories. The barrel vault of the nave was adorned with images from the life of St. Barbara. Above the entrance to the church is the coat of arms of the abbot Dominic of Lieblein. The ensemble was also used as the summer residence of the monastery. The pilgrimages to the Barbaraberg were resumed and in 1760 even a Barbaraberg prayer brotherhood was founded. In the course of secularization in 1803 and the Barbarakirche was closed and sold. The miraculous image and the barbarian relics remained in place, the rest of the furnishings were sold to other parishes. Because of the damage to the roof in 1888 the Vierungskuppel and the interior were demolished. In 1914, the church was partially cremated by a lightning strike. This is still reminiscent of the Barbara statue in the gable of the facade, which has since been headless. In 1919, the Munich Cathedral Chapter Michael Hartig the remains and had a small chapel built, which was consecrated in 1921.
December 31, 2018
The Barbaraberg is one of the most popular places in the northern Upper Palatinate Forest. The place has been captivating people for centuries. The view extends far into the country and reveals the beauty of the baroque cultural landscape around the monastery Speinshart.
The Barbaraberg is shaped by the ruin of the former pilgrimage church. Since the Middle Ages, people have made pilgrimages to St. Barbara on the Barbaraberg near Speinshart. Even today, processions from the region are arriving there in the summer.
July 21, 2017
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