Poor rest

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At the poor rest (2008)

The poor rest is a place of prayer created at the end of the 19th century in memory of St. Elisabeth of Thuringia .


The poor rest is in the Eisenacher Südstadt on the property Mariental 23. The way to the place of worship, which is located at the foot of the rock face, is signposted in the city area with Zum Rosenwunder .


According to one of the most famous legends about the life of St. Elisabeth, the so-called rose miracle occurred at the gates of the city of Eisenach .

The exact location is no longer known and therefore in the last third of the 19th century, when Eisenach and the Wartburg became a popular tourist destination, a hotel owner designated a corresponding location on his property as the location of the rose miracle.

In fact, even before the Reformation , there were several places around the city that can be associated with the life and work of the saints. This is the Franziskaner-Hospital Elisabethplan with the Elisabeth fountain located there . The Annenspital with the Church of St. Anne, located directly at Georgentor, also goes back to the benevolent landgravine.


The poor rest is a very small side valley on the eastern side of the Mariental.

The existing rock wall was provided with a small, now barred niche into which a picture panel was inserted. The three-dimensional motif is based on the well-known fresco The Miracle of Roses of St. Elisabeth on the Wartburg.


  • Lehfeld / Voss City of Eisenach - demolished churches, monasteries, etc. other religious buildings - Johannisthal monastery and Egidienklause , in: Architectural and art monuments. District court districts Gerstungen and Eisenach. Pp. 303-304.
  • Scherf, Helmut: Disappeared monasteries, churches and chapels in and around Eisenach . In: MFB Verlagsgesellschaft mbH Eisenach (ed.): StadtZeit. City journal with information from the Wartburg district . August issue. Druck- und Verlagshaus Frisch, Eisenach 1994, p. 30-40 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Heinrich Weigel walks around Eisenach . In: Eisenacher Schriften zur Heimatkunde, Heft 7, Eisenach, 1979, p. 31

Coordinates: 50 ° 57 ′ 46.6 "  N , 10 ° 19 ′ 4.5"  E