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Felsenkirche, Idar-Oberstein
(4.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
A protestant church built into a crag that rises above the town, Felsenkirche is an emblem of the small city. Before the structure was consecrated as a church, it served as a fortress that protected the people of the village below during attacks. The outer edifice hides a series of caves that can accommodate more people than appears from the outside. To reach the museum housed inside the castle church, you'll take a tunnel that was added to make it easier for visitors to tour the building. Put Felsenkirche at the forefront of your travel plans using our Idar-Oberstein trip itinerary builder.
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  • Many steps. Bella vista. Small church ... no big deal. I'm not sure it's worth the € 2 entry
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  • Pretty church with a gorgeous view of the town. It is a pretty steep and hard climb but totally worth it. The church itself is pretty simple but the old history makes it worth a visit. 
  • Is was very intriguing, as this church in the rock hewn or built in the rocks. The ascent and descent was worth it.
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  • Amazing place with amazing story. A must see.
  • Beautiful little church. It is well worth the climb! " You can be only on foot. In my eyes not to do for wheelchair users or people with walking difficulties. Along the way we multiple benches where you can rest. Tip: the little church is easier to reach from lock Oberstein, then from the square (below). You can park the car at the lock. All in impressive. Is well maintained. The Church inside is really worth to see. (I have several pictures yet). View from the plateau is ook schitterend. When you're there, don't forget to look not to the church-bells.
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  • The way of Idar-Oberstein high rims Church via stairs and narrow forest paths and offers beautiful views of the city in some places. Once at the top it goes through a short tunnel of wheels in the Church.
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  • Beautiful church cut out in the rocks nice view
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