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Church in the Rock (Felsenkirche)

Church in the Rock (Felsenkirche)

The Rock Church, a church built into a natural niche in the rocks, rises high above the houses of Oberstein. Wyrich IV of Daun-Oberstein, had it constructed in the years 1482-1484. Behind it, a wall of rocks rises steeply upwards, and under it, the houses of Oberstein nestle into the slope. On account of its prominent location, the church has become a symbol of the city. Where else is there a church that can only be entered through a tunnel which was dug into the rocks (1980-1981)?

The church's greatest treasure is the medieval winged altar. It was created around 1400 by an unknown painter, the "Master of the Mainz Mocking".From May to October church services take place every third Sunday of each month at 10am.

Hours: March 15 - October 31 daily 10am - 6pm. November 1 - 15 open daily 11am - 4pm.

Admission: Adults 2& euro;, Children and young people .50 €,

[ Source: http://www.felsenkirche-oberstein.de/ ]

Address: Wasen Street 21, 55743 Idar-Oberstein
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"I want to know if this church/chapel belongs to the Catholic Church, or to the Protestant Lutheran Church, today. Thank you. " (posted 01/27/2016)

The Rock Church is a Protestant church.
Answer provided by Doris Sparwasser on 01/28/2016
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The Rock Church is a protestant church in Idar-Oberstein
Answer provided by Danielle Kessler on 01/28/2016
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Hello, is the Protestant church community!
Answer provided by Janine Thiele on 01/29/2016
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" I Lived in Idar-oberstein in the 60s and we climbed stairs in front of the mt.How many steps were there from street level to church door? Thank you" (posted 02/16/2016)

The historic Market Square to the entrance of the rock church we count 216 steps. Currently, the rock church is closed for the winter break. As of 15:03. it can again be seen. Daily from 10.00 to 18.00. The entrance fee per person is € 2.00, in a group of 10 people € 1.50. When a marriage takes place, the rock church is closed.
Answer provided by Doris Sparwasser on 02/18/2016
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I do not know Exactly, but I would estimate approx. 100 ea.
Answer provided by Danielle Kessler on 02/17/2016
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Hello, The entrance to the rock church is Ca. 260 steps! Sincerely family Thiele
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