Werner Chapel Ruins

Bacharach, Germany

Werner Chapel was built in 1426 and it was dedicated to St. Werner of Oberwesel, a 16-year-old boy whose unexplained death was blamed on Jews, leading to revenge killings of Jews across Europe in 1287. Since the Reformation the chapel was a famous pilgrimage destination. It was left to decay in the 17th century and partially demolished in 1759 and 1787. Today the impressive ruins are the landmark of Bacharach town.

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Founded: 1426
Category: Ruins in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Majid RezaeiPour (49 days ago)
It was interesting with a nice view of Rine River
Easy Touring (3 months ago)
Part of the medieval trail
Carlos Villalobos (8 months ago)
beautiful ruin of an old chapel. although locked, you can still take great pictures and enjoy the views.
Mitr Friend (10 months ago)
This is located atop the hill with a short flight of 99 steps. This was once a popular pilgrimage, as a stop-over for the pilgrims heading to Camino de Santiago in Spain. However during the 9 years war, in 1689, the bomb meant to destroy Castle Stahleck fell here and destroyed the church. All that's left here now are the ruins.
Laura B (2 years ago)
What's not to like about it? Cool ruins of a church that still seems to be in pretty good shape. Definitely wish that I could have gone more into the structure, but I enjoyed seeing the architecture of the windows and walls. You can access it a variety of ways, but we found a set of stairs next to the current church that led up to it (and you can keep following the path higher if you like).
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