Thursday, October 29, 2015
A VISIT TO HELFERSKIRCHEN
I learned originally about Helferskirchen on Find A Grave.com. According to Find a Grave.com, the Assumption of Mary Church "was built in 930-959 as a fortress church". "The present church was built in 1769" and "is considered one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Westerwald".
My husband and I drove into town and headed towards the Catholic Church -- Katholische Maria Himmelfahrt. I was disappointed to find that the doors of the church were locked but that didn't stop me from exploring the church grounds and taking some photos. Then to get a better feel of the area, we walked east of the church and saw some cows grazing in a pasture. Walking a bit further in that direction, we discovered a darling little prayer chapel, hidden by some large trees.
Of course, we went in the chapel to see what was inside. I wonder if I can find out the history of this little chapel.
I was amazed at how beautiful the area surrounding Helferskirchen is. Okay, you know I need to show you one more photo!