Gerolzhofen in Kreis Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
Chapel of St. John
Geschichte für alle - historischer Verein in Gerolzhofen, e.V.
Dr. Ottmar Wolf – Kulturstiftung
Marker text translated into English:
Built in 1497 as a cemetery chapel, probably on the foundations of an older baptistry. The lower arched area was used until 1816 as an ossuary. In the upper worship area was the Riemenschneider-Altar. Today a museum.
History for All - the Gerolzhofen Historical Society
Dr. Ottmar Wolf Cultural Foundation
Erected by The Gerolzhofen Historical Society and the Dr. Ottmar Wolf Cultural Foundation.
Location. 49° 54.081′ N, 10° 20.934′ E. Marker is in Gerolzhofen, Bavaria, in Kreis Schweinfurt. Marker is on Kirchgasse just south of Salzstrasse. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gerolzhofen, Bavaria 97447, Germany.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baroque Crucifixion Sculpture (within shouting distance of this marker); Parish Church Catholic Rectory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Watchmen's Tower (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Owl's Tower (about 120 meters away); The Beadle’s Tower (about 150 meters away); Prison Tower (about 180 meters away); Spital Gate (about 180 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Gerolzhofen.
Regarding Chapel of St. John. The "Riemenschneider-Altar" mentioned on the marker is a decorative altar triptych created by the noted 16th-Century Franconian artist, Til Riemenschneider. The triptych is now kept in the Bavarian State Museum in Munich.
Also see . . .
1. Museum Johanniskapelle "Kunst und Geist der Gotik". The City of Gerolzhofen's German-language page describing the Johanniskapelle Museum. (Submitted on November 2, 2014.)
2. Johanniskapelle, Gerolzhofen. Dag Schroder, architect, presents a page detailing the conversion of the chapel into a museum. Includes numerous post-conversion photos of the interior. (Submitted on November 2, 2014.)
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