Adelgundiskapelle auf dem Staffelberg

Adelgundiskapelle auf dem Staffelberg

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Recommended by 914 out of 975 hikers


  • WuGI

    The first Adelgundis chapel on the Staffelberg was destroyed during the Peasant Wars; today's chapel was consecrated in 1654. A hermit's hermitage was then built, which was replaced by a new building at the end of the 19th century. Today the hermitage, which was a hermit accommodation until the beginning of the 20th century, serves as a restaurant. One of the residents, the hermit Ivo Hennemann, became famous through Victor von Scheffel's "Frankenlied". Adelgundis, the namesake of the chapel, is regarded in the Catholic Church as an emergency helper in the event of serious illness and danger; she died at the end of the seventh century as the abbess of one Monastery in France.

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    • September 19, 2015

  • Birgit

    Three groups of moving figures depict Jesus' ordeal, his death and the resurrection in the Easter period. For some, it is a cheesy, colorful doll carousel, for others an expression of intense cross and passion worship. Although the grave aroused displeasure since its creation in 1751, it survived the centuries and is rebuilt annually since its renovation in the early 1970s.
    Some 250 years ago, the hermit Jakob Hess created the Holy Sepulcher for the Staffelberg Chapel. The special feature of the tomb is its step-like structure and its old, but sophisticated mechanics. An electric motor ensures that the three groups of figures move with scenes from the Bible. In the middle rests the corpse of the Lord, surrounded by sleeping soldiers and discussing scribes. In the lower level, prophets and the righteous are waiting in the so-called limbo for their salvation. Angels guard and mourn the rock tomb of Jesus Christ. The images of the outer walls depict biblical scenes of the dread and resurrection of Christ.
    In the 18th and 19th centuries, around 6,000 people moved to the Staffelberg every year on Good Friday, to watch and pray at the Holy Sepulcher. In the early 1970s, it underwent a thorough renovation. Since then, six to eight men from the parish of St. Kilian annually rebuild the artwork at Easter. They need three days and a lot of tact to let all the characters move as they should. Finally, the helpers decorate the scenario with spruce branches and moss.

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    • April 27, 2017

  • Andrea 🐾

    Very easy trail from Vierzehnheiligen. Can also be handled well with children.
    However, little paths in the shade.

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    • May 2, 2017

  • Harald C.

    If you can set it up, you should definitely visit the Staffelberg during the week, as it is not that crowded. But beware, beware, in November the inn is closed on top of the mountain.

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    • October 26, 2017

  • Marvin Flores

    Then a beer in the beer garden. Insanely great

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    • July 1, 2019

  • "Sollingschreck"

    More than 20 years ago we were on the Staffenberg with our friends for the first time. In the meantime it has become our "local mountain". We are happy to come back here. "Our motto is: for every visit to a church there is a" half "for men". A lot has changed with Komoot, thanks for that and for your contributions. The Loffeld restaurant was a special tip for eating even then

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    • August 4, 2020

  • Witwe Bolte

    So I was there in August 2018. The title of the highlight is a fake.
    I do not know what else you are drinking - but because of "Staffelbergbräu". It was very trivial St. Georgenbräu from Buttenheim about 40 km away - guaranteed without local reference.
    Not only since yesterday, have a look at the beer glass on picture 2 from dinoq.

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    • August 12, 2018

  • Naxxos

    Here at the Staffelberg-Bräu in Loffeld wait good home-brewed beer, delicious Franconian food and typical Franconian hospitality on the hiker. In the cozy dining rooms you are in good hands.

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    • February 17, 2019

  • Heiko Edelmann

    Nice chapel with very nice pictures and a nice high altar.

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    • August 30, 2020

  • Hanky 🍁

    The Staffelberg is a cult with locals and tourists alike. And some who have climbed the path let their souls breathe in the Adelgundis Chapel.

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    • November 6, 2020

  • Bastl

    Small chapel on the Staffelberg.

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    • April 9, 2021

  • Nicole

    Beautifully located up there. And when we are allowed back in, we will certainly puff up again

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    • May 7, 2021

  • Rotermund

    It's nice, but the economy is even more important.

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    • June 3, 2020

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Location: Bad Staffelstein, Lichtenfels, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


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