Creuzburg Travel Guide

  • July 2011
    July 2011
    by carrie.kindred
  • July 2011
    July 2011
    by carrie.kindred
  • July 2011
    July 2011
    by carrie.kindred

Creuzburg Things to Do

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    by carrie.kindred Written Aug 2, 2011

    While in Creuzburg picking up our new Maltipoo puppy, my husband and I chanced across this historic site. The Werra Bridge and St. Liborius Chapelle are beautiful, and would be a perfect spot for a family (or group) picnic.

    From wikipedia and tourist signs on sight I gained the following history: The "new" (current) Liboriuskapelle in the early 1500s. In 1520 an artist named Kunrad Strebel of Rotenburg decorated the interior with painted frescoes depicting the lives of St. Elisabeth and Christ, and on September 1, 1523, the Carthusian monk Albert of Kempton preached the Lutheran doctrine there for the first time before large crowds, prompting many of Creuzburg to convert to the Protestant faith. However, in 1528, the Peasants' War reached Creuzburg; the frescoes were painted over and the chapel was closed. The chapel underwent many changes over the years, notably the addition of stained glass windows in 1840 by Grand Duke Carl Alexander. The original frescoes weren't uncovered again until restoration during 1932-38. Then on April 1, 1945, the city of Creuzburg was occupied by American troops and both the chapel and bridge were badly damaged. It took a decade for these damages to be repaired.

    Creuzburg also has a castle, but we were pressed for time and unable to explore it.

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