Rottenbuch Local Customs

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    "The Kini": still loved in Bavaria :-)

    by Trekki Updated Sep 21, 2013

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    Next to Cafe am Hof I saw this beautiful relief of Bavaria’s much loved late King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the one who had built his castle Neuschwanstein and the others Herrencheimsee and Linderhof. I think he is one of the best known “Germans” anywhere on the planet with millions of foreigners visiting his castles every year. He is often also called “Mad King Ludwig” but I hate this expression because it is based on the typical thirsty sensationalism of tabloids already since that time. He was different, yes, but who are we and who are the unethical reporters or journalists to judge that someone who is different is being called mad? He certainly had a lot of influence on art and the cultural development of his time and also of today – the money the castle founds earn from the visitors daily is gladly taken. He was a creative and visionary person who had already a lot of technology in his buildings which became standard only many many years later. And he has my sympathy because he cared for art and culture and not for the hunt for power to be misappropriated through wars.

    I was delighted to read that German banks will issue a 2 Euro special coin in year 2012 with Neuschwanstein Castle on one side.

    Location of the little medallion on Google Maps.

    © Ingrid D., November 2011 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.)

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    Bavarian house frescoes: “Lüftlmalerei”

    by Trekki Updated Mar 17, 2012

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    This kind of painting on houses is very much typical for Bavaria. It is being called Lüft’lmalerei (something like air painting, although I have read that Lüft’l, usually Bavarian dialect for air, is actually coming from the house called Zum Lüftel in Oberammergau, where a famous façade painter lived and worked). These house paintings are definitely a tourist attraction in the more famous Bavarian villages close to the Alps (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, Oberammergau and others). Not so much in Rottenbuch though. The more interesting I found this one because somehow it reminded me that paintings were the only means of “reading” the lesser educated had in the past. And this one, where a mother cuts bread for her kids, simply symbolises the bakery which was located here in the past. There is also a painting of Virgin Mary below the roof ridge.
    The house is opposite of Rottenbuch’s Cafe am Tor, and from what I saw is that no one lives there any longer. The room in the basement is closed.

    Location of the former bakery on Google Maps.

    © Ingrid D., November 2011.

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    Fascinating special crosses: Arma Christi

    by Trekki Updated Aug 4, 2013

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    Arma Christi Cross near Rottenbuch
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    These kinds of crosses are very much typical for regions where Catholic religion has a prominent place in the hearts and life of the locals. Well, crosses with crucified Christ are very abundant in Bavaria anyhow, but these ones are special. They are being called Arma Christi crosses and show not only Christ but also symbolising incidents and people on his last was to Mount Olive: the veil of Veronica, the rooster who crowed after Peter’s third denial of Jesus, the money bag with the thirty pieces of silver, the ladder, the whips, the Holy Sponge where Jesus was offered gall and vinegar, the lance, nails and hammer, the Holy Grail and many more (see description in Wikipedia). Some can have up to 40 symbols.
    Although educated Catholic, I didn’t know about these kinds of crosses until I stumbled upon one on Google Earth. This one was in nearby Peiting and although I actually never looked for it I was fascinated by the thought to find one by chance. When I drove from Rottenbuch direction west to find the pestilence cemetery, I suddenly saw this one on a house in Rottenbuch’s tiny hamlet Ölberg (Mount Olive, but the name must be a coincidence). It is on the house number 31.

    Location of the Arma Christi Cross near Rottenbuch on Google Maps.

    © Ingrid D., November 2011 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.)

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