Friday 2nd August 2019

Holy Places Visited

  • Kirche Sankt Michael [“Church of Saint Michael”], Kelheim
  • Franziskanerkirche [“Franciscan [Abbey] Church”], Kelheim
  • Ottokapelle [“Otto’s Chapel”], Kelheim (exterior)

Distance Travelled

Not applicable (stayed in Kelheim)


Spent the day in the town of Kelheim, where the Rhein-Main-Donau-Kanal joins the Donau (Danube) River. I walked over to the western edge of the town, where two old churches stand: Saint Michael’s Church, founded in the 12th Century, notable for it’s tall spire, and the neighbouring, larger Franciscan Abbey Church, built in 1461-71.

Back in the centre of the town I revisited Otto’s Chapel, which was formerly attached to a hospital, founded in 1501.