Crispinus Eecherbierg LuxembourgCity 7©LFT PitGelz
Crispinus Eecherbierg LuxembourgCity 7©LFT PitGelz

Voodoo in a candlelit cave



Crispinus Rock at the Côte d’Eich

Black magic during Christianity? You can experience this unusual phenomenon near the Crispinus Rock along the Côte d'Eich in Luxembourg City. In a dark, smoke-blackened cave, a gaunt figure stands under a statue of Jesus on the cross. The candles around the silhouette are pricked with needles. If the flame of the candle reaches a needle, it is said that this will cause a sting in an unfaithful person to whom the candle has been dedicated and that he or she will become agitated by a "magic effect from a distance". The statue is also called Péiter Onrou. However, the cave actually has Christian origins. Crispinus and his brother were tortured with needles and awls during the persecution of the Christians. Today Crispinus is the patron saint of leather craftsmen, of whom there were many in Pfaffenthal.


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Our advice

Not far from the Côte d’Eich viewpoint, the glass panoramic lift offers even better city views and takes passengers from Pfaffenthal to the upper town in just over 30 seconds.