Idar-Oberstein – Church in the Rock

After we visited the gemstone mine in Idar-Oberstein, we headed downtown to visit another magnificent site in the area – the Church in the Rock. This is a church built into the side of the mountain. It was awesome!

The Church in the Rock
The Church in the Rock
We had lunch out on the patio of this cute restaurant.
We had lunch out on the patio of this cute restaurant.
The kids love eating outside!
The kids love eating outside!
There were 246 steps up to the church!
There were 246 steps up to the church!
The entrance to the church was actually inside the mountain.
The entrance to the church was actually inside the mountain.
The back wall of the church was rock - so cool!
The back wall of the church was rock – so cool!
We went up more stairs inside the church to reach the scenic overlook.
We went up more stairs inside the church to reach the scenic overlook.
From the top, we could see the whole town.
From the top, we could see the whole town.
Between the church and the rock.
Between the church and the rock.
Art inside the church.
Art inside the church.
This painting was dated in the 14th century.
This painting was dated in the 14th century.
The facade of the church.
The facade of the church.
In the church foyer.
In the church foyer.
Afterward, milkshakes for everybody! (PS, I hate German milkshakes)
Afterward, milkshakes for everybody! (PS, I hate German milkshakes)
The church from the town below.
The church from the town below.

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