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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MARY HENWOOD (2 years ago)
Go at night when it is illuminated. We then walked up to the castle by lighted path. Very romantic.
Matthew Comeau (2 years ago)
Beautiful
Myron Dietz (2 years ago)
Great view and picturesque.
Joshua Mueller (2 years ago)
Short little hike, beautiful views over the center of town. Interesting landmark.
E&C Cox (3 years ago)
Get ready to walk some stairs to get here! Great views of the town and the Rhine. Well worth the effort.
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