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This is/was a tiny monastery established by the Franciscans on the banks of the Danube about 2.5 kms from Kelheim. The church of the monastery is built into a cave with the walls of the cave forming an actual part of the structure.
You can see the facade from the river, but it is mostly just a facade. The original construction dates to about 1450 C.E. and is a chapel in a cave. This may be the highlight of the walk from Kehlheim to Weltenburg Monastery - unless...More
As locals we often went to Weltenburg and "hired" some raftsman to transport us to the other side of the danube river, where we start walking towards Kelheim (where boats are going to and from Weltenburg). In between there is this nice spot which good...More
Hermit Antonius von Siegenburg built in 1450 a small chapel around a rock (Monolithic church or rock-hewn church) in honor of St. Nicholas. With the support of Dukes Albert III and Louis IX (also known as Louis the Rich), as well as some bequests, he...More