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“Superbe!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kreuzweg (Calvary)

Kreuzweg (Calvary)
Am Schlossberg, 97762 Hammelburg, Bavaria, Germany
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“Superbe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Must say we did not complete the calvary, as it ends at the castle, so it is a steep long climb. We visited the stations around the monastery. The friars of Altstadt, Franciscan Monastery founded in 1649, ordered 1733 the calvary with 14 stations. Thus arose in this form a unicum in the area of the Diocese of Fulda. The already popular place of pilgrimage of the 14 emergency helpers was experiencing a new boom. Until 1980 it was presumed that the Lombardian calvary road was held as a model for the calvary of monastery Altstadt. 176 Years after its creation and after a lot of arguing about “which station stood on whose land and who would have to pay for which …” extremely urgent restoration work started (led by sculptor Mathias Kemmer). 1909-1915 The eight stations which twere the most dilapidated were restored,: complete cleaning of old paintings and natural stone repaired, inscription tablets partly renewed and missing parts were supplemented after studying the monastery Chronicles (Annales Conventus Palaeopolitani). 1933 Was the 200th anniversary of the celebrated cross road, 1941 break renovation. After WORLD WAR II some repairs. 2nd round renovation 1993-1996 in fully restoring the entire cross road (370 000 Euro). The cross road starts at the monastery church, the highest point, statie 12, is located 100 m from Castle Saaleck: crucifixion Group on a plateau overlooking the city, Kellereischloss and the Franconian Saale Valley. Symbolisiert mount Golgotha (Kalvarienberg). End is the grave Chapel (kerkplein Monastery).

Visited August 2011
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