The Kirnberg at Berchtesgaden

There are three rock pinnacles called the “Drei Jungfrauen” (“Three Maidens”) on the Kirnberg mountain near Berchtesgaden. Once, these three maidens braided each others' hair when the church bells called for the rite of Eucharist. Upon hearing this, they did not bother to make the sign of the cross, and one of them said: “Eucharist? Who cares!” For this blasphemy all three of them were turned to stone.


Source: Panzer, F. Bayerische Sagen und Bräuche. Beitrag zur deutschen Mythologie. Erster Band, 1848. p. 10.

Notes & Commentary: The Three Maidens Part 2 - Further Tales