St. Bartholomä is a Catholic pilgrimage church in the Berchtesgadener Land district of Bavaria in Germany. It named for Saint Bartholomew the Apostle (Bartholomäus in German), patron of alpine farmers and dairymen. The church is located at the western shore of the Königssee lake, on the Hirschau peninsula. It can only be reached by ship or after a long hike across the surrounding mountains.
A first chapel at the lake was built in 1134 by the Provosts of Berchtesgaden. From 1697 onwards it has been rebuilt in a Baroque style with a floor plan modelled on Salzburg Cathedral, two onion domes and a red domed roof. The church features stucco work by the Salzburg artist Joseph Schmidt and a three-apse quire. The altars in the apses are consecrated to Saint Bartholomew, Saint Catherine, and Saint James respectively.
An annual pilgrimage to St. Bartholomä is held on Saturday after August 24, starting from the Austrian municipality of Maria Alm and crossing the Berchtesgaden Alps.
Near the chapel lies the old hunting lodge of the same name. The lodge, which was first erected in the 12th century with the church, has been rebuilt multiple times. Until 1803, it was a private residence of the Berchtesgaden Prince-provosts; after their territory had been incorporated into the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1810, the building became a favorite hunting lodge of the ruling House of Wittelsbach; today it is an inn.
Follow me on Twitter: @photoontheroad
Critiques | Translate
siudzi (34047) 2011-07-10 3:52
Very attractive shot of this amazing architecture and its water reflection. Great choice of point of view to provide with extremely good work. Bravo!
goodwill (4224) 2011-07-10 3:57
Its the reflections in the water, which calmn the mind from the daily turmoil. The architecture looks more like twin large bottles in the open.
Thanks for sharing your POV.
JFS (32459) 2011-07-10 4:04
Majestic scenery and superb vertical shot. Great definition and quality. thanks!
mafegan (8624) 2011-07-10 4:14
Such a striking church with rich red domes - and the abstract reflections make an excellent composition. Cheers, Marlene
sandpiper (6788) 2011-07-10 4:14
Great POV and beautiful reflection. Good composition and interesting architecture. A great shot
danos (87873) 2011-07-10 4:49
what a scene! What a presentation! Excellent the view of St. Bartholoma at the edge of the land with its reds domes to outlined the scene.I like the reflections as the beauty of the place.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
faletiz (10759) 2011-07-10 7:19
Riflessi davvero spettacolosi che forse meriterebbero anche un close-up...
Un angolo delizioso, colori splendidi e grande nitidezza.
jhm (140603) 2011-07-11 3:31
This is a splendid exemplar, you shows the St. Bartholomä a Catholic pilgrimage church in the Berchtesgadener on a very nice way.
Colors and reflections are pleasant for look at.
Excellent composition and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
bema (26349) 2011-07-11 14:45
you did a very good job here, like a lot that reflections of the red roof of the church.. have been where as a young child, and i ike a lot the memories therefore..
have a great week, see you soon, Bernd
brano14 (2741) 2011-07-15 20:50
Nice looking photo, I like that low shot close to the water, good colors and reflection and very important, an useful note.
COSTANTINO (56763) 2011-07-24 12:03
thanks for sharing with us this fantastic Catholic church in Germany the clarity is superb
the lightness and the sharpness extremely perfect
the reflections unique,greetings indeed
great choise of point of view
dreamy architectural details
leo61 (0) 2011-07-25 11:03
A good shot,taken from a famous POV.I like the distorted reflections here.
- Copyright: Giuseppe Maria Galasso (gmg) (4202)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 18-50m F/3.5-5.6 DC, Secure Digital Card
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-10 3:49