Kapellenruine Arzlohe

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Recommended by 74 out of 80 hikers


  • Max Volker

    The oldest (indirect) evidence of this little church is a note about a church visit by the diocese of Eichstätt in 1480. There a branch church is called "im Paum". According to W. Schwemmer, the name mentioned in 1520, "To the sacred tree", is intended to indicate a pre-Christian place of worship. Other local historians suspect that the single-aisle late Gothic building was created as a plague chapel (several plague waves in the 14th century). 1504 it says "To Paum, a capeln, is called to Sant leonhart".

    1508, the chapel - at that time probably already ruin - is mentioned in connection with a murder. In 1733 the chapel in the "Delicae Norimbergensis" is called again. According to records of Pastor Otnets, who worked from 1637 to 1659 in Pommelsbrunn, there was a document (date unknown), after the service was held on six different days before the destruction of the chapel; then probably only to Jacobi. Today, a service is held again on Whitsun Monday, at the Kirchweih and the Waldweihnacht (21st of December - Thomastag).

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    • July 1, 2018

  • Biene

    Very romantic. A place to stop.

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    • November 1, 2016

  • Manu 🙋🏻‍♀️ & Zenzi 🐕

    A little piece of history. The remaining walls are well preserved.

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    • September 12, 2019

  • APunkt

    Also in winter a nice place to rest.

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    • April 2, 2018

  • APunkt

    Also in winter a nice place to rest.

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    • April 2, 2018

  • Marcus

    It is worth taking a break at the chapel ruins and watching them.

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    • April 22, 2019

  • Markus R.

    Suitable place for a little breather. Especially when the sun is shining hot, the chapel offers shady spots.

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    • July 6, 2019

  • Manuela

    Place of silence
    Meditation in the open air

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    • August 22, 2019

  • Michael Eichhorn

    Ruin of a chapel from the 15th century, which points to previous chapels from the 11th century. Imposing mighty lime trees tower over the remains of the wall and mark the place from afar. Every year a church service is held.

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    • September 29, 2019

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Location: Pommelsbrunn, Nürnberger Land, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation550 m

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