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Bruder-Klaus-Feldkapelle

Bruder-Klaus-Feldkapelle

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 540 out of 563 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Hohes Venn-Eifel

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  • Stefan

    No place is better to meet yourself.
    The way to the chapel is already part of a special experience, you shouldn't shorten it.
    If you want to experience this field chapel for yourself and in silence, it is good to visit it if the weather does not necessarily invite you to hike and during the week instead of the weekend.

     The chapel is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in winter.

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    • November 9, 2016

  • The Scheidtweiler couple, who run an Aussiedlerhof in Wachendorf, commissioned the renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor to build the chapel. Mr. Scheidtweiler had written to the architect and described his project due to his gratitude for a fulfilled life. He then agreed to do so.
    The building was erected on a scaffold made of wooden planks, similar to a tippi, with stamped concrete. After the construction was completed, the wooden scaffold was burned from the inside. This gave rise to the unique shape of the ceiling and in the first few years you could always smell the burn.
    A visit during opening hours is highly recommended.

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    • February 16, 2020

  • Trudel and Hermann-Josef Scheidtweiler gave the order to build the chapel, which is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Flüe. Fortunately, the Scheidtweiler couple have associated the renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.
    It is worth visiting this chapel. You come across a place that is a very special refuge, even more from the inside than from the outside.

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    • November 9, 2016

  • The chapel is dedicated to the Swiss patron saint Nicholas of the Flüe (1417-1487). Further information at feldkapelle.de

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    • January 22, 2017

  • The opening times are
     during the summer from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during the winter from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    • February 16, 2020

  • "The field chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas of Flüe - called Brother Klaus - is a place of silence, meditation and prayer."
    The windowless tower construction is always worth seeing. The interior looks like a cave, the walls clearly show the structure of the spruce trunks. The room is open at the top, it looks into the sky, but light and rain also fall into the otherwise dark room.
    The chapel is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in winter, and is closed on Mondays.

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    • December 14, 2016

  • Very impressive atmosphere in the chapel. A surprising contrast of the architecture inside in this layered concrete exterior. Be sure to visit! 👍

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    • March 4, 2019

  • Impressive concrete architecture - a positive example! Note opening times:
    More information: feldkapelle.de

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    • December 29, 2018

  • For the very worthwhile visit of the chapel, the weather should provide a little sun. Is important for outlooks and insights!

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    • February 17, 2017

  • This field chapel is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Flüe - called Brother Klaus - and has a unique architecture.
    It has no windows. Light falls from above through the open ceiling and through the small, light-filled glass holes in the walls.

    A special place of prayer and meditation ...

    The chapel is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in winter, and is closed on Mondays.

    More at feldkapelle.de

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    • February 7, 2018

  • This field chapel is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Flüe - called Brother Klaus - and has a unique architecture.
    It has no windows. Light falls from above through the open ceiling and through the small, light-filled glass holes in the walls.

    A special place of prayer and meditation ...

    The chapel is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in winter, and is closed on Mondays.

    More at feldkapelle.de

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    • February 7, 2018

  • Enter - worth it!

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    • March 2, 2019

  • Very interesting architecture. Especially recommended when the sun is shining. Inside there is a little wow effect.

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    • November 10, 2019

  • Beautiful and unique chapel, a really fascinating place, not only for pilgrims!

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    • October 16, 2017

  • A special feature of the region. Be attentive and not premature - you may only notice in retrospect what was apparent to you in it.

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    • May 7, 2018

  • An architectural highlight in the middle of the Voreifel - who would have thought ... the place should be visited, if you are in the area, but not on Mondays, because the chapel is closed

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    • November 19, 2018

  • Very interesting architecture. Especially recommended when the sun is shining. Inside there is a little wow effect.

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    • November 10, 2019

  • A must! Modern architecture in the open field.

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    • April 23, 2018

  • Very nice chapel. Unique architecture.

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    • July 23, 2018

  • It was very interesting to look at this chapel. It takes some getting used to from the outside, but very nice on the inside with this light.

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    • April 7, 2020

  • From the outside she may not look that great, but the atmosphere in the chapel is beautiful.

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    • January 28, 2019

  • A really dreamlike building - a "must see"!

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    • June 25, 2020

  • The first view of the chapel. Its atmosphere can not be felt yet. Nevertheless, the path to the chapel is definitely worth it.

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    • November 10, 2019

  • The architect Peter Zumthor literally at the inauguration: this chapel is a REASON.
    He's right. It expects something from the visitor.

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    • August 27, 2017


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