"Church of St Mark" Marxzell Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E

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by Kathrin_E
  • Church of St Mark - Marxzell
  • Church of St Mark - Marxzell
  • Church of St Mark - Marxzell
  • Roadside shrine, dated 1728 - Marxzell
      Roadside shrine, dated 1728
    by Kathrin_E
  • Church of St Mark - Marxzell

The name of the village indicates its origins: Marxzell = "Marci cella". A cella is a dependance of a monastery, with two or three monks who take care of a parish church and its community. Saint Marcus, Mark the Evangelist, indicates a relationship with Reichenau abbey in the early ages. Later on Marxzell was connected with Herrenalb.

The catholic parish church is still dedicated to St Mark. It is the oldest parish church in the Alb valley. The steeple remained of the 14th century church, the nave was substituted by a new and larger one in 1782.

The chapel inside the steeple contains the tombstones of the last nuns of Frauenalb who died in the early 19th century when their convent had already been closed down.

I would have liked to see the interior but the church was closed, and I could not find any hints about regular opening hours.

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  • Written Oct 28, 2011
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