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Lindach in Landkreis Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Dorfkapelle Lindach / Lindach Village Chapel

 
 
Dorfkappelle Lindach / Lindach Village Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
1. Dorfkappelle Lindach / Lindach Village Chapel Marker
Inscription.  Sie wurde um 1530 im Renaissancestil erbaut und 1583 erstmals urkundlich erwähnt. Ihr Standort befindet sich am nördlichen Dorfrand, außerhalb der früheren Dorfgrenzen.

Im sechseckigen Türmchen, dem so genannten Dachreiter, klingt seit 2013 wieder ein weithin hörbares Glöckchen.

Im Innern der Stiftungskapelle befindet sich eine spätgotische Pietà (Schmerzhafte Muttergottes), vermutlich aus der Werkstatt Tilman Riemenschneiders; auch schöne Freskenmalereien mit Motiven aus den Kriegszeiten zieren die Wände.

Das Bauwerk liegt an einem alten Wallfahrtsweg, der einst zum Volkacher Kirchberg führte. Damals diente der sakrale Bau als Stationskapelle für Pilger. Auf diesen Wallfahrtsweg weisen auch zahlreiche Bildstöcke am Wegesrand hin. Seit 1930 ist das Kirchlein Kriegergedächtnisstätte.

Bis Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts wurde das so genannte Verirrtenläuten gepflegt. In der dunklen Jahreszeit läutete die Glocke abends um 19.00 Uhr für die Armen Seelen und zur Orientierung für verirrte Fuhrleute und Wanderer.

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(English translation:)

Built around 1530 in the Renaissance style and 1583 receives

Dorfkapelle Lindach / Lindach Village Chapel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
2. Dorfkapelle Lindach / Lindach Village Chapel and Marker
The marker is visible to the right of the door.
its first mention in documents. Located on the northern edge of the village, outside the former village boundaries.

In the hexagonal turret, the so-called "roof rider", a widely audible bell has sounded again since 2013.

Inside the chapel is a Late Gothic Pietà (Suffering Madonna), presumably from the workshop of Tilman Riemenschneider; also beautiful fresco paintings with motifs from the wars adorn the walls.

The building is located on an old pilgrimage route that once led to Volkacher Kirchberg. At that time, the sacred building served as a waystation for pilgrims. On this pilgrimage path there are also numerous shrines that guide one along the way. Since 1930, the church has been a war memorial.

Until the beginning of the 20th century, the tradition of the so-called "straying bell" was maintained. In the dark season, the bell rang in the evening at 7 PM for the poor souls, and as orientation for lost carters and hikers.


 
Location. 49° 55.749′ N, 10° 12.127′ E. Marker is in Lindach, Bavaria, in Landkreis Schweinfurt. Marker is on Lindenstraße. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lindach, Bavaria 97509, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historisches Rathaus / Old City Hall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dorfgasthaus Zum Löwen / "At the Lions" Village Inn (approx. 0.3 kilometers

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away); Dorfkirche Lindach / Lindach Village Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Franz Herbert (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); Ehemaliger Klosterhof mit historischer Weinkelter / Former Monastery Building and Historic Winepress (approx. 2.8 kilometers away); Weinbauchronik von Stammheim / Stammheim Viniculture Timeline (approx. 2.8 kilometers away); Wein-Kult Tour bei Stammheim / Wine Cult-Tour in Stammheim (approx. 2.8 kilometers away); Das Historisches Rathaus / The Historic Town Hall (approx. 2.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lindach.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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