Morning reflection in the Mauritius Church in Weilerswist. The original medieval church burnt down in 1757 and was rebuilt in the present style.
A view into the baroque church. On the left wall, three saints caught my eye.
Fides, Spes and Caritas (Latin for faith, hope and love, the three basic virtues of Christianity) are three legendary virgins who, according to tradition, suffered martyrdom at the time of Emperor Hadrian (117-138).
Path along the Erft
Holy Cross Church (Grossvernich)
On the right wall hangs a huge wood-carved crucifix from the 13th century. Because of its origin in the Dominican Church in Cologne, it is associated with the theologian Albertus Magnus, who is said to have donated it. In a cavity, the corpus contains a particle of the "True Cross of Christ" as well as other relics.
Signpost to Euskirchen
We walk in the plain along the Erft.
We cross a dam.
Gloomy clouds roll in and make us bring out the rain gear.
But the clouds only drop a few drops and disappear again.
Always peaceful along the Erft
Occasionally in an alley
Finally we reach Euskirchen. We march to St. Martin's Church.