S1 Chapel from Kirnberg
Presentation time: middle of 20th century
This chapel, consecrated to St. George, is from the hamlet of Kirnberg which contained 11 farms. It belonged to the “Kirnberg chapel community”, which built the chapel as a prayer room and oratory and shared the costs and maintenance expenses. The chapel is therefore a private oratory furnished according to the personal requirements and habits of Kirnberg farmers, with altars, statues of saints and Pictures.
A log cabin forms the core of the building, with a plastered interior and boarded exterior. The gabled roof is covered with “beaver tail” tiles. As the original furnishings remained in Kirnberg when the building was acquired, they either had to be reconstructed at the museum or replaced with similar pieces from other inventories. The furnishings you will find today are essentially made up of secularised church property from the baroque period, cult objects hand-produced by regional craftspeople (Oberammergau, Murnau) and private, domestic objects of worship.