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Recommended by 26 out of 29 hikers


  • Kai

    Pretty, but usually closed chapel on the little busy street. There is seating for a break.

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    • December 26, 2017

  • Xray2307

    Beautifully situated small chapel above the Zum Limousinhof organic farm, whose story can be read in picture 2.
    If the picture is too small, here are a few additions to read:
    On the way together through the Spessart, a simple charcoal burner and an educated knight man once talked. It was about miracles. The knight wanted to dissuade the charcoal burner from his belief in miraculous events and, as evidence, stabbed one of the hazel bushes that bordered the path. When he pulled the sword back, it was bloody to his horror. While searching in the bush, they found a picture of Our Lady with the baby Jesus in her arms.
    The knight immediately had a small chapel built at the site. The miraculous picture quickly became known, so that the knight had a larger pilgrimage chapel built in the nearby town of Hessenthal, in which the picture of the grace was placed. But Our Lady did not stay. Again and again she returned to her old place on the mountain overnight. That only changed when the Hessenthalers promised to carry the image of grace to the mountain to the chapel of the Lord in a solemn procession every year on Whit Monday.
    Since then, the image of Our Lady has remained in the Chapel of Mercy in the village. The Hessenthal believers still fulfill their vows to this day.

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    • April 15, 2018

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Location: Mespelbrunn, Aschaffenburg, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation430 m

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