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Gerolzhofen in Kreis Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Chapel of St. John

Johanniskapelle

 
 
Chapel of St. John Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
1. Chapel of St. John Marker
Inscription. Im Jahr 1497 als Friedhofskapelle erbaut, vermutlich auf den Fundamenten älteren Taufkirche. Das untere Gewölbe diente bis 1816 als Aufbewahrungsort für die exhumierten Gebeine. In oberen Gottesdienstraum stand der Riemenschneider-Altar. Heute Museum.

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. Touch 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
Chapel of St. John Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
2. Chapel of St. John Marker - Wide View
The marker is just visible here to the left of the lower entrance.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Catholic Rectory (within shouting distance of this marker); Altes Rathaus / The Old City Hall (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). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches, Etc.
 
Latin Inscription Above Door <i>(click on image to enlarge)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
3. Latin Inscription Above Door (click on image to enlarge)
Above the door (and marker) is a latin inscription, probably dedicatory or commemorative, that starts "Anno xri MCCCCXCVII…" - In the Year of Our Lord 1497….
Johanniskapelle - Interior, Upper Chapel - Historical Postcard View image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
4. Johanniskapelle - Interior, Upper Chapel - Historical Postcard View
Chapel of St. John/Johanniskapelle - Historical Postcard View image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
5. Chapel of St. John/Johanniskapelle - Historical Postcard View
Chapel of St. John/Johanniskapelle image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
6. Chapel of St. John/Johanniskapelle
The building today houses the Johanniskapelle Museum, displaying Gothic art and spiritual objects from the collection of the Diocese of Würzburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on November 2, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   5, 6. submitted on November 1, 2014, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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