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Recommended by 166 out of 192 cyclists


  • Jochen

    Since 1998, St. Anthony has been available to people on the move as highway chapels. As the oldest historical building in the city of Gescher, this church was used in the Middle Ages above all for the people who had to stay in a hospital or epidemic facility (leprosorium). A wall opening in the eastern gable called Hagioskop (Holy Window) bears witness to such a social institution. People suffering from leprosy were excluded and separated (lepers) to fight contagion from the village and city community. They had to live in cottages in cemeteries in the countryside. Through the Hagioskop they were able to participate in the liturgy from the outside. Essential was the water supply through the nearby Berkelfluss and the location on a trade route formerly from Münster-Coesfeld-Zutphen (NL) -Long the Berkel led to Deventer (NL).

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    • November 20, 2017

  • Gartenotto

    Take time and pause, find peace.

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    • September 21, 2018

  • SigiMan

    A place that invites for a little break on the bench or a great break in the opposite restaurant.

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    • October 20, 2018

  • zecke

    The restaurant opposite should open soon (beginning of 2018?) Again ... then worth the visit even more

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    • November 21, 2017

  • Henne

    Nice small and contemplative church.

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    • November 27, 2019

  • Vectra130

    Very nice to look at in the evening 👍

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    • February 17, 2020

  • GPS Biker

    The St. Antonius chapel is also known as the Autobahn chapel (A31). Opposite is Stein's Landhaus (restaurant + café) with a nice beer garden.

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    • December 14, 2019


    Landhaus Capellen small menu of good food

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    • August 30, 2020

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Location: Gescher, Borken, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation120 m

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