Sunday 4th August 2019

Holy Places Visited

  • Pfarrkirche Heilig Kreuz [“Parish Church of the Holy Cross”], Affecking, Kelheim (exterior)
  • Sankt Matthäus Kirche [“Saint Matthew’s Church”], Kelheim (exterior)
  • The Chapel in Burg Prunn [“Castle Prunn”], Prunn
  • Pfarrkirche Heilig Geist [“Parish Church of the Holy Spirit”], Essing
  • Mariä Himmelfahrt Kirche [“Mary’s Assumption Church”], Kelheim

Distance Travelled

Not applicable (round trip)


Claire and I decided to take boat trips to the nearby villages of Prunn and Essing, upstream on the Rhein-Main-Donau-Kanal, which here incorporates the natural Altmühl river.

In Prunn we walked up the side of the hill to Burg Prunn [“Castle Prunn”], where we joined a walking tour, which included a visit to the beautiful chapel within the old castle.

We took a boat downstream to Essing and walked around the stunningly picturesque village, stopping for food and to visit the local Church of the Holy Spirit. We then caught a boat back to Kelheim.

The boat trips taken on this day have been carbon-offsetted.

Many thanks to Claire for re-joining the pilgrimage and for the use of your better camera!