We're looking across the Inn, from the Tirolean side in Eichelwang to the Bavarian side just upstream from Kiefersfelden, at the König Otto Kappelle, or King Otto Chapel. The chapel was built in the 1830s under the auspices of King Ludwig I of Bavaria in honor of his second son, Otto, who was then a teenager. In 1832 Otto became a king (hence "König Otto Kappelle"), but not a king of Bavaria. Instead, he was made king of Greece, which had recently achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire but was forced by the European powers to adopt a monarchical form of government and a king from among the European royal families. The chapel is in Neogothic style, and it was consecrated in 1836. Its tower and roof were damaged in a landslide and treefall in 2013.
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