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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
Beautiful stone church tower

The church tower of St. Michael's is the only remaining tower of the old stone walls that once... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Norristown, PA
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Am Kirchhof, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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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 Linda B
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
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A nice little church in which to take a break from a hectic day of sight seeing or shopping. Nice altar piece and organ with a niche for viewing a pieta and lighting a candle.

Thank msgtp
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Inside the church is not that big. Typical tall ceilinh and stained glass windows. Huge tower. Free to get in. Worth having a 5 minute look.

Thank Mick N
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