Maarkreuz Schalkenmehren

Maarkreuz Schalkenmehren

Schalkenmehren

Above the Schalkenmehren Maar, a summit cross thorns at 534.5 metres above sea level. Like everything else, this cross has a history and is no longer in its original place.

Nevertheless, its inscription "Maarkreuz seist du genannt, uns zum Heil und diesem Land. Emergency year 1932" reminds us of severe thunderstorms and the resulting damage and crop failures. Many families suffered great hardship. It was intended to serve as a protective cross for the future, even after it was moved to its present location.

Benches next to the cross invite you to take a rest during a hike. Enjoy the view of the Schalkenmehren Maar and pause for a moment.

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Opening hours

  • Vom April 29th bis April 29th
    Monday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Tuesday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Wednesday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Thursday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Friday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Saturday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Sunday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

Place

Schalkenmehren

Contact

Ortsgemeinde Schalkenmehren
Mehrener Str. 20
54552 Schalkenmehren
Phone: (0049) 6592 1213

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