The “Felsenkirche” church – legendary and unique

The town's famous landmark, the medieval church (built between 1482 and 1484), is visible from afar and towers above Idar-Oberstein. Even the ascent is a worthwhile experience: you can reach the interior through a tunnel cut into the rock massif. There are 234 steps to climb from the market square to the church.

Please note that the rock church is closed to visitors during wedding ceremonies. The gates of the rock church are open to visitors during guided tours on selected dates.

Opening hours: Dates for public tours of the church can be found here.

Price per person: Adults: 5,00 € / Children, students, people with disabilities: 4,00 €. 

Contact Bookings: EdelSteinLand Tourist Information, Hauptstraße 419, 55743 Idar-Oberstein, Tel.: 06781-64 6040,

Contact church community: Tel.: 06781-22840, 55743 Idar-Oberstein/District Oberstein,

Accessibility by public transport: Bus line 801, 805, 806, 870, stop: Oberstein Stadttheater / Museum

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