"Small Lenten Cloth" Zittau Things to Do Tip by german_eagle

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  Small Lenten Cloth
by german_eagle

The small Lenten Cloth is not really small, only compared to the other, bigger Lenten Cloth in Zittau. It has a size of 4.30 x 3.40 m. This one is of an even rarer type of Lenten Clothes called "Arma Christi" type, six worldwide, only this one in Germany. One other specialty is that this is the only known Lenten Cloth that was commissioned and manufactured AFTER reformation (in 1573), by a Lutheran-evangelic congregation.

Like the big Lenten Cloth it was restored free of charge by the Abegg Foundation in Switzerland in the 1990s. It found its home in the former Franciscan convent, now City Museum, in Zittau.

The small Lenten Cloth shows the crucifixion scene in the centre and the instruments of torture and symbols of Jesus Christ's passion on the edges. You get an audio guide, available in several languages.

Admission fee is 2.50 Euro, in combination with the Big Lenten Cloth 6.50 Euro

Address: Klosterstraße 3, 02763 Zittau
Directions: in the city museum
Phone: (03583) 554 79 0
Website: http://www.zittauer-fastentuecher.de/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 7, 2011
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