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Unique Church...

...built into the side of a mountain. The story: there were two brothers that fell in love with... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
JenMizzRedJen
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Great view, nice “hike”

Be ready to hike a few dozen stairs to reach the church, but it is worth it. The story behind the... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Megan N
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

...built into the side of a mountain. The story: there were two brothers that fell in love with the same girl. In anger one of the brothers shoved the other to his death from the tower above (now ruins), riddled with guilt about what he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Be ready to hike a few dozen stairs to reach the church, but it is worth it. The story behind the church’s creation is interesting, be sure to look it up before you go!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Its a bit of a hike but well worth it. I would consider this one a must see if you visit Idar Oberstein.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to build a church. It is not very special, but if you are in the vicinity it is worth a stopover.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights in town. The stairs might be a bit challenging if you are not a bit fit :). But it’s worth the effort. Beautiful and charming small church!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

It cost some euros entry but it's worth it and beautiful. You need to climb very high and you need to be physically fit.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

You cannot visit Idar-Oberstein and not visit the Felsenkirche. It is a steep climb up from the center of town and just when you think you made it, there's two hundred more steps. There is a minimal entrance fee (I think it was two Euros),...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank edc327
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The hike from town is steep and is well worth it. Access into the church requires paying a fee and then you also get information about the church. The story about the brothers fighting and killing one of them is interesting. The church is small...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is really a nice cute church built into the rocks. And there are still church services every third Sunday of the month apparently. I loved the view of Idar-Oberstein. There isnt much to see once inside, except for admiring the architecture and town view....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Andile D
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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 lovely to stroll some shops and have a refreshment.

Date of experience: March 2017
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