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Eremitage Maria Reizenborn

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The Eremitage Maria Reizenborn, or Räzebore, is a former hermitage in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany . The Hermitage is located on a pilgrimage route of Simmern nearby Spabrücken, which crosses the Soonwald back. This place was chosen by the Monks in the Middle Ages due to the beneficial effect of its legend, because it is where Maria Reizenborn was born, in Hunsrücker Platt Räzebore. It served the pilgrims, as well as the hunters, in the 17th century as a rest stop. A sanctuary built by the Celts in pre-Christian times, in the year 1000, has been found in the Evangelical Church in Riesweiler, walled in by stone figures, which are still visible.
The first hermit Gerhard occupied the Hermitage site in 1718. In 1732, on Whit Tuesday, a chapel was consecrated. Since 14 August 1732, the resident hermit Bernhard Fritz obtained permission to hold church services and on Whit Tuesday and on Sunday after the Assumption caused pilgrimage processions to be held there. The hermits supported the pilgrimages. The first procession was held a year after the inauguration of the chapel. On 26 April 1736, the first marriage there took place.


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