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Felsenkirche, Idar-Oberstein

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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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  • The church is tucked into a mountain and you must climb the stairs to reach it. The view is most spectacular overlooking the village. A quaint and tiny church. The village below is picturesque and lov...  more »
  • What a wonder....it was worth it to climb the steps & go through the tunnel. It's Avery nice church, The spring still runs inside, there is a beautiful organ from the 1700's, go out to the overlook an...  more »
  • If you know the legend and have a little time be sure to stop at the church in the cliff. You can't miss it if you are strolling around Idar-Oberstein. The legend is two brothers fell in love with the...  more »
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  • Out of all of the Chapels I have visited around the world, this is probably one of the most amazing. The view is absolutely breathtaking and the history regarding this is so interesting. I'm glad that I was able to visit this place before I left.
  • Amazing place with amazing story. A must see.
  • Very beautiful church and a trip worth as there is to explore more in the close
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  • From the outside, it impressively adheres to the rock. From the inside, she is somewhat modest. The observation deck affords a wonderful view of Idar-Oberstein.
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  • After having climbed 216 steps very easily we discovered this small beautiful church and with a point of view on the city of Oberstein, famous for its semiprecious stones, the Church is built in the rock,
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