Wednesday 31st July 2019

Holy Places Visited

  • Pfarrkirche Sankt Bartholomäus [“Parish Church of Saint Bartholomew”], Töging
  • Die Predigtkapelle [“The Preaching Chapel”], Griesstetten
  • Wallfahrtskirche – Zu den drei “Elenden Heiligen” [“Pilgrimage Church – To the Three “Foreign Saints””], Griesstetten
  • Church, Harlanden
  • Church, Riedenburg (exterior)

Distance Travelled

Approximately 15 km (9½ miles)


Crossing the Altmühl river outside of Töging, I then rejoined the Rhein-Main-Donau-Kanal. Just past the village of Griesstetten was a beautiful small chapel built into the rock, among the trees: the “Sermon Chapel”. Around the corner from there was the Pilgrimage Church and burial place of three 12th Century Irish saints: Marinus, Vimius and Zimius. This has been a popular pilgrimage destination for centuries.

I walked along countryside tracks and roads, close to the canal, visiting a church in the village of Harlanden before passing through woodland and arriving into Riedenburg.

After visiting the local church I met someone called Ude and we had a nice chat about the pilgrimage.