St. Wendel is the district town for the region of Sankt Wendel and was first mentioned 496 B.C. In the 6th century St. Wendelin lived here, who was a member of the Irish-Scottish monk movement. Following the adoration of Wendelinus, in the 14th century the Wendelinus Basilica was erected, where today the bones of St. Wendelinus rest. The Basilica, erected in the late Gothic style, is the town’s landmark and dominates the town. The lovingly restored medieval old town with its special French flair invites you to stay.
A further speciality of the town is its markets, renowned beyond the country borders. Especially the Easter and Christmas markets attract many visitors from all over Europe every year. Many events and exhibitions turn St. Wendel into a cultural Centre.
Internationally St. Wendel has made a name for itself by hosting high-calibre sports events. World and European Championships, particularly in cycling sports, have made St. Wendel world famous. With regard to motorsport, you can ignore St. Wendel as much as you can ignore the ADAC-Rally Germany or the ADAC Supermoto in the motorbike racing calendar. The European Billiard-Championship and international running events offer a combination of high-calibre sports and local festivity. This is one of the reasons for sportsmen loving to come to St. Wendel, supported by the “Bulli-Team” of the mayor Klaus Bouillon.
Many places of interest and a fantastic network of cycle and walking paths offer many attractive ways to spend your holiday time in St. Wendel. Two premium hiking paths, the “Tiefenbach-Pfad”, which is one of Germanys top hiking trails, and the “5-Weiher-Tour”, the “St. Wendeler Schleife” of the Saarland circular trail and particularly the pilgrim paths of the region of Sankt Wendel make hiking a special experience. The close network of cycling paths with connections to the Saarland cycle paths, the Wendelinus cycle path on a former railway embankment offer a great choice for all training stages.
Über 100 biblische Pflanzen findet man in diesem Garten rund um die protestantische Margarethenkirche. Biblische Pflanzen und Pflanzen der christlichen Tradition werden mit Landschaften, Geschichten, Namen und Gegenständen der Bibel verbunden. Auf einem Rundweg mit über 32 Stationen wird man mit in die Welt der Bibel und des klösterlichen Mittelalters genommen. Information: Prot....More
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The Mia Münster House, centrally located in the city center of St. Wendel, was opened in 1989. The ground floor houses the city and district library.
The library presents itself as a modern media center. Apart from conventional print media, this comprises audiovisual and electronic media. The library users can choose from a total of 50,000 books: Novels and non-fictional books,...
Father Arnold Janssen of the Steyler Missionary founded the mission, which rises high above the “Atzenhübel”, in St. Wendel in 1898. The mission church was built in the years 1913–1913. In addition, the Arnold Janssen grammar school and the Museum for Mission and Ethnology are housed in the mission, which was established subsequent to the building of the church in 1920. Evidence of the...More
Entdecken Sie die verwinkelten Gassen und historischen Plätze der Altstadt.
Berühmte Feldherren, Künstler, Gelehrte und sogar die Stammmutter der Windsors haben hier ihre Spuren hinterlassen.
In der malerischen Altstadt mit ihrer historischen Bausubstanz spürt man noch einen Hauch der bewegten Geschichte. Besonders am Fruchtmarkt und rund um die Wendelinusbasilika wurden die Fassaden der...More
From St. Wendel to the Bostalsee lake one can experience a 17 km long open-air gallery with examples of contemporary art. The exceptionally attractive countryside in combination with the sculptures offers the rambler an extraordinary experience.
The sculpture symposium on the hill between St. Wendel and Baltersweiler, which took place in the years 1971/72, formed the start of the...
In 1898 the missionary society of the Steyler Missionaries was founded by Father Arnold Janssen in St. Wendel and, following this, the mission was built. The anthropological museum and the mission library as well as the Arnold Jannsen Grammar School and the mission church belong to the complex. In 1905 Father Scholl drew up the first blueprints for the building of the church. A Mainz...More
The Wendelinusbasilika in St. Wendel is the town’s landmark. It was built as a late-Gothic hall church in the 14th century as a result of the worshipping of St. Wendelin. A propelling force was the prince-elector Balduin of Trier who acquired the town in 1327 and expanded it to an economic and cultural center. In the mid-14th century the east choir was the first part to be finished. It was...More
The Wendelinuskapelle (Chapel of St. Wendelin) was built in 1755 in a charmingly scenic location at the foot of the Bosenberg mountain. Particularly worth seeing are the Baroque altar and the open bell tower over the gateway. According to legend the chapel stands on the place where St. Wendelin lived as a hermit. Today many pilgrims still visit the chapel in order to refresh themselves at...More