St. Quirin Kapelle Gipperath

St. Quirin Kapelle Gipperath

Gipperath

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In 1556, the already existing chapel in the early Gothic style in Gipperath was expanded into the church that still exists today. The feast in honor of St. Quirinus is celebrated annually on April 30. There are many legends about Quirinus' life. According to tradition, as a Roman tribune, Quirinus was the jailer of St. Alexander, who converted him and his daughter Balbina to Christianity and baptized them. Under Emperor Hadrian, Quirinus was persecuted as a Christian and beheaded. Devotion to the martyr Quirinus spread throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. The cross on the front of the church depicts the 12 tribes of the apostles. Behind the stone slab are finger bones as a relic.

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Opening hours

  • Vom April 1st bis February 25th
    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

The church can be visited from the outside all year round.

Place

Gipperath

Contact

Tourist-Information Wittlich Stadt und Land
Neustraße 2/Marktplatz
54516 Wittlich
Phone: 0049 6571 146624

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