Berganger, Bavaria

OCTOBER 2021 – The Schwedenkapelle (“Swede’s Chapel”) near Berganger, Bavaria, on a sunny morning. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

This tiny chapel outside of Berganger in Bavaria, Germany, has been erected during the 30-year-war. Swedish troops were fighting for and occupying the area around Ebersberg. One day, when they approached the small village of Berganger, there was dense fog and the troops did not realize the presence of a nearby village and turned around heading back to Ebersberg.

The people of Berganger erected the chapel at the location where the troops had turned around. This was well visible by looking at the hoof traces.

I deliberately decided for a panorama shot because it helps understanding the story better. I can almost see the Swedish troops in the fog coming from the right (the village is on the left) and discussing their options.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time23-OCT-2021, 10:32
LocationBerganger, Bavaria, Germany
CameraSamsung Galaxy S5 neo (SM-G903F)
Exposure1/700 sec at f/1.9
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4608 x 1760 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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