Martin’s Church

Martin’s Church

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The Martin’s Church in Nierstein keeps a historic mystery!

It was both a place of worship and a fortress – which one can still see today. When enemies attacked Niersteins, the citizens fled to their church. The massive outer walls are resistant witnesses of an eventful past.
Since Nierstein never had city walls, the citizens had to rely on their fortified church. Secret tunnels under the market square led here and fueled the hope of survival in times of war.
Today strangers are welcome here - provided they come with peaceful intentions. The Martin’s church is a place for encounters and peace, now. It’s quiet garden is open to everyone, right next to the lively market square. Well, and if you take your time for a moment of meditation right below the old church tower, you can still hear how Nierstein’s history echoes from the old stone walls.

Route to the next station:

Metternichhof

Martin’s Church

  • English
    • German
    • French
    • Dutch

The Martin’s Church in Nierstein keeps a historic mystery!

It was both a place of worship and a fortress – which one can still see today. When enemies attacked Niersteins, the citizens fled to their church. The massive outer walls are resistant witnesses of an eventful past.
Since Nierstein never had city walls, the citizens had to rely on their fortified church. Secret tunnels under the market square led here and fueled the hope of survival in times of war.
Today strangers are welcome here - provided they come with peaceful intentions. The Martin’s church is a place for encounters and peace, now. It’s quiet garden is open to everyone, right next to the lively market square. Well, and if you take your time for a moment of meditation right below the old church tower, you can still hear how Nierstein’s history echoes from the old stone walls.

Route to the next station:

Metternichhof

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