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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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