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Nice church, worth a stop

While walking through the Bernkastel side, this is a lovely place of quiet reflection. Enter... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wonderful church

Located in the center of town overlooking the Mosel river this is a must see stop on any tour of... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Suffolk, Virginia
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Am Kirchhof, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Church is located in town center facing Moselle River. It is a historical stone-tower building built for around 600 years. Worth to have a look if you have time.

Reviewed 10 October 2018

While walking through the Bernkastel side, this is a lovely place of quiet reflection. Enter through the side door, not well marked.

Thank annie2323
Reviewed 15 August 2018

St. Michael's, the oldest town building, is right on the Mosel and can be seen as you cross the bridge heading into the heart of the city. The 600 year of tower is the only remaining part of the city's stone wall still in existence....More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Located in the center of town overlooking the Mosel river this is a must see stop on any tour of Bernkastel.

Thank tombob7
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This church is well worth visiting with its plague chapel and ancient altar piece. It is quite small and peaceful overlooking the river and with a fascinating history.

1  Thank Windsor77
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The church tower of St. Michael's is the only remaining tower of the old stone walls that once surrounded Bernkastel. Still remains after Louis XIV destroyed the rest. Very interesting history.

Thank CoachLo
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We were told that this is the oldest building in Bernkastel and its unique architecture had a double purpose : a place of worship and a defensive tower acting also as a bell tower ! This explains why it looks likes two different buildings !

1  Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The imposing 600-year-old tower of the parish church of St. Michael, which contains a wealth of artistic treasures, is one of the most prominent features of the town's landscape and was first mentioned in records in 1177. The church is in the Bernkastel part of...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 20 December 2016

You can see the tower of the church from just about anywhere in Bernkastel or Kus. It was very quiet and dim inside. Smelled a bit musty too which added to the feeling that I was inside a very old church.

Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A Catholic Parish of Bernkastel must have been created before 1017, although the first named Parish Priest was not noted until 1177, with the original Church being completed around 1386, once being surrounded by a Churchyard. This then raises the interesting question as to how...More

Thank john t
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