St. Pirmin, popularly known as “Përmesknupp”, is located between Kaundorf and Büderscheid. This place has been of cultural and historical importance to the people of the Öewersauer Nature Park region for many centuries and is still a Christian place of pilgrimage today.
Many legends are told about this place and the person who gave it its name: in the 8th century, “Pirminus” a Benedictine monk after whom the place is named, is said to have blessed the spring that wells up here. The spring’s water is said to have healing properties: children’s illnesses are supposed to be curable with this water. This place is said to have been used for religious purposes as early as Roman times and even earlier. The chapel that stands on this site today dates from the 18th century.
This listed site therefore has a rich historical past and is linked to local traditions that need to be preserved. For this reason, a child-friendly circular trail with thematic signs has been created to make it accessible to as many visitors as possible. The path, which is about 1 km long, is suitable for prams except for a short section (which can be alternatively bypassed). The various attractions of the Përmesknupp are also accessible for wheelchair users.
Learn more about Saint Pirmin and visit the spring and the chapel of Saint Pirmin. Discover also the remains of an old manor house from the 12th century, which is being excavated and partly rebuilt in collaboration with the National Institute for Architectural Heritage.