Africa Chapel on Mount Schaumberg

    The Africa Chapel, which belongs to Tholey Abbey, has been located on the north side of Mount Schaumberg, above Herzweg, since 1958. This memorial to veterans who fought in Africa in the Second World War has a heptagonal floor plan reminiscent of a crown of thorns and is intended to represent the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Particularly noteworthy is the pietà sculpture (an image of the sorrowful Mother of God), which was brought to Germany from Africa, created by the soldiers imprisoned there.

    Address

    Am Schaumberg, oberhalb des Herzweges
    66636 Tholey
    Phone: +49 6853 910 423
    Internet: www.abtei-tholey.de/geschichte_afrikakapelle.html

    Further information

    Gemeinde Tholey
    Im Kloster 1
    66636 Tholey
    Phone: +49 6853 508-0 

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