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Balzer Herrgott

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Balzer Herrgott
  • (no stars)
  • 1-2 km
  • Free
  • 2 hours

A Christ figure overgrown by a tree

Schwarzwald Tourismus GmbH, Habsburgerstraße 132, 79104 Freiburg

Balzer Herrgott, near Gütenbach in the Black Forest, is a famous Christ figure made out of sand stone that was overgrown by a tree. For almost several decades, the tree has been now is called the “Lord God Angel” or “Blazer Lord God”. It has become a destination for many walkers, hikers and a much visited pilgrimage destination. The origin of the Balzer Herrgott figure is not very clear and has many different theories and explanations.


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