Michaelskreuz - Michael´s Cross Chapel

Michaelskreuz - Michael´s Cross Chapel

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Michaelskreuz (Michael´s cross) was the first Christian landmark in the heart of the former Alemanni area in Central Switzerland. From this place, Christianisation of the whole area was gradually ensued. Instead of the cross, a wooden chapel was built in 1436. In 1800, it was replaced by a stone chapel. As the chapel threatened to disintegrate, Kapellenbauverein (Chapel Building Society) was founded in 1946. The chapel was restored by the artisans and farmers from the area and inaugurated on September 23rd, 1946. 60 years later, the chapel had been carefully renovated and consecrated on May 6th, 2007. Michaelskreuz is a popular place for weddings and family outings. There is wonderful 360 degree view of surrounding pastures, valleys, lakes and the Alps. Referring to its panoramic view, Michaelskreuz is sometimes nicknamed as Small Rigi – after the opposite Rigi mouintain, known for its unique views on the chain of the Alps. #1436 #alt #chapel #Europa #Europe #holz #Kapelle #Kapelle_Michaelskreuz #Lucerne #Luzern #Michaelskreuz #Michaels_cross #Michaels_Cross_Chapel #old #Root #Rooterberg #Schweiz #stein #stone #Switzerland #wood #Zentralschweiz
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