Willibaldstollen IV / Die heilige Barbara

Willibaldstollen IV / Die heilige Barbara

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  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Willibald Stollen IV
    The Willibaldstollen IV belonged to the complex system of Willibald Stollen I-IV on the west side. Through him, the employees of the mining industry came to Eickhoffstollen.
    The 4th of December is the feast day of Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners, miners, geologists but also carpenters, masons and architects.
    Young Barbara turned to Christianity at the end of the third century, contrary to her father's wishes. He tried to stop them by imprisoning them in a tower and even making them martyred. Everything was no use. As punishment, the father wanted to kill his daughter. Although Barbara was able to flee first and hide in an opening crevice. But she was betrayed by a shepherd, who was then turned into a stone. Before being executed by her own father, Barbara prayed, whereupon an angel appeared and wrapped her in a white shining robe. Her father was struck by lightning and burned after beheading his daughter.
    On Unis the holy Barbara is thought of with a celebration (which rather deserves the name party ...). Above all, however, on tunnel construction sites and in mines, the work rests on this day and there is a fair, at which also for a safe work is prayed. In every mine, even in road tunnels, there is a niche somewhere dedicated to St. Barbara; either there is a statue in it or at least a portrait.
    And if we believe the peasant rule, then it looks pretty good for next year: Barbara in a white dress, announces good summer time.

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    • March 19, 2018

  • Doris und der Marc

    Very nice

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    • August 2, 2019

  • Jake the hiker

    Tunnel entrance with the figure of St. Barbara and an information board. This is one of many stops on the Bergbauwandweg

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    • July 5, 2021

  • Manuela

    Directly in the tunnel entrance is a small statue of HL Barbara. Directly in front of the tunnel there is a notice on a board about what the HL. Barbara is on her.

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    • June 11, 2021

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Location: Bestwig, Hochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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