The St. Anna Chapel is a Roman Catholic pilgrimage church in the Palatinate Forest. Various pilgrimages to St. Anne take place here every summer.
From the promontory at the chapel, the view falls over the Upper Rhine Plain to the mountains of the Odenwald and the northern Black Forest.
October 21, 2020
Saint Anna, patroness of this chapel near Burrweiler, is the mother of Mary, the mother of God, who is not attested in the biblical texts, i.e. the grandmother of Jesus Christ. However, it is mentioned in apocryphal (that is, not included in the canon of the Bible) writings, for example in the so-called "Protoevangelium of James". There is no historically reliable knowledge about Anna's life, but there are numerous traditional stories that are summarized, for example, in the medieval "Legenda Aurea" by the Dominican monk Jacobus de Voragine. Among other things, she is the patroness of the Anna Church in Düren (North Rhine-Westphalia), where a piece of her skull is kept as a relic.
In the church calendar, the day of remembrance of St. Anne - together with her husband Joachim - is on July 26th.
October 9, 2021
Unfortunately, due to the corona situation, we couldn't get into the chapel, but you can get a glimpse of the interior of the chapel through a small window. Prayer requests can be dropped in a mailbox in front of the main entrance. Around the chapel you can rest wonderfully with a great view (in clearer weather)
October 17, 2020
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