The chapels of Flüeli Ranft
The first chapel is the St. Nicholas Chapel. It is located a little higher up on the old Melchtaler path at the entrance to the Ranft gorge.
The tower of the chapel
St. Nicholas originates
from the 14th century.
Chapel St. Nicholas: ceiling panels with pictures of saints.
Saint James can be found among the apostles.
The choir is decorated with a medieval fresco cycle from 1370. As an example I show here the Ascension of Christ. The footprints of Christ remain behind, while he himself disappears in a cloud from the eyes of the surrounding apostles.
The way to the Mösli Chapel
Inside the Mösli chapel, the crucified man stands out, who is only attached to the cross with one hand.
Click on him,
and on St. Wendelin (right side picture),
and on the altarpiece (St. Anna)!
The story of Ulrich von Memmingen, the companion of brother Klaus, is told very impressively in the form of blackboards.
On the left side hangs a side-inverted Mariahilf painting. It was added to my collection of copies of the Cranach Mariahilf painting.
This is a copy, the originals from the Mösli chapel of the Mariahilfbild and of St. Wendelin (right) are supposed to be in the parish church of Kerns.
More about the Mariahilf picture
Click on the pictures to mirror the painting, turn back and compare with the original by Lucas Cranach.
The Upper Ranft Bridge - about a week old! Photo 8 July 2016
The lower Ranft Chapel at Melchaa and behind it the upper Ranft Chapel
The lower Ranft Chapel
Click on brother Klaus (left) and on the altar!
The window above the entrance gate shows the inner wheel of Sachsler's meditation picture
The upper Ranft chapel
Interior view. Of course a statue of Brother Klaus must not be missing (front, right)
Click on the Brother Klaus statue!
Sachseln - Brünig