48: The Miracle of the Roses

You are now in the vestibule of the chapel, facing a painting of Saint Elizabeth after Franz Ittenbach. It depicts the miracle of the roses, how bread turned into roses when the saint secretly wanted to bring bread from the Wartburg castle to the poor.

The three-part stained glass window next to it, created by Joseph Settegast, with the initials “LW” and the alliance coat of arms “Bariatinsky and Sayn-Wittgenstein” refers to the chapel’s donor couple, Princess Leonilla and Prince Louis.

The view opens up to the polychrome designed, neo-Gothic church room with a deep blue starry sky. The double chapel, created in 1861 by the Koblenz architect Hermann Nebel, is a faint replica of the Sainte Chapelle in Paris.