As I’ve already shown you the great masterpiece of the great Bastogne sculptor Jean-George Scholtus, I want to show you other pieces of his stunning work – in the Church of St. Maximin in Pintsch (for more information on the connection between St. Maximin and Luxembourg – see here and here). The parish of Pintsch from the 8th century is one of the oldest parishes in the Luxembourg Ardennes. Continue reading
On the track of the former pagan places of worship
Another village church, another site with interesting history. Neundorf was first mentioned in AD 888 as Nova Villa – a Frankish Königshof (royal palace). The church was first mentioned in 1130 and its tower is still preserved from that time. Continue reading
Not far from Thommen are the villages of Maldingen and Aldringen located – two other ancient settlements. The place names with the suffix -ingen had emerged between the 4th and the 8th century, therefore these were ones of the oldest arising settlements and were known as early as the Continue reading
The Aachen City Hall was built in the 14th century (in 1349) by the Aachen citizenry on the foundation walls of the former Aula Regia in the Königspfalz/the Aachen Palace where the coronation feast/Krönungsmahl as part of the coronation ceremony of the Holy Roman Emperor took place.
The history of St. Trudpert’s Abbey in the Black Forest begun with a hermitage founded in AD 640 (or in AD 600) by the Irish missionary Trudpert who was killed 3 years later and canonized in the 9th century.
It is assumed that the first monastery was built on the spot of his burial in AD 815. Continue reading
And since we’ve just spoken of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, in this publication I’m trying to give a sketchy answer to my own question – why in Germany, this ‘beer country’, isn’t brewed the special Trappist beer. Of about 170 Trappist monasteries in the world, Continue reading