Evangelical Lutheran Church Bad Brambach
Pastor Mr. Dieter Zimmer
Church square 2
08648 Bad Brambach
Opening times of the parish office
Thursday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Office hours pastor room
Wednesday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Account: Sparkasse Vogtland
IBAN: DE26 8705 8000 3724 0006 50
Sundays at 9.30 a.m. in the Michaeliskirche Bad Brambach
Please pay attention to current announcements in the church news and notices!
Right next to the southernmost castle in the Free State of Saxony, Schönberg Castle, is also the southernmost church in Saxony. The church is quite young, it was consecrated in 1911. A smaller church previously stood in the same place. The altar, pulpit and several grave slabs have been taken from this previous church. These grave slabs tell of the von Reitzenstein family who lived in the neighboring castle for many centuries. The altar was built in 1707 by Matthäus Schnabel from Schönbach.
Older and more recent history are united in the church's three-bell ringing. While the christening and death bells date from 1964 and 1963, the middle bell has been calling the congregation to worship and prayer for over 500 years.
The small chapel in the village of Raun is one of the oldest and best-known sacred buildings in the Vogtland. It is certainly from the pre-Reformation period, the existence of the chapel is documented since the beginning of the 16th century.
The chapel has been rebuilt several times over the centuries. Inside, it impresses with its folk rural baroque painting. The motifs convey deep piety and warmth. The altar has been in the chapel since 1717 and was carved from green by Michael Zeitler.
Today the small chapel is integrated in an idyllic way in the center of a listed ensemble of Egerland half-timbered buildings.