Zeltdachkirche St. Elisabeth

Brief description

Germany's oldest tent-roofed church awaits you in the Westerwald-Sieg region. Don't miss the square quarry stone building in Birken-Honigsessen.

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Detailed description

St. Elisabeth is not the first place of worship in Birken-Honigsessen, but it is the most famous. Year after year, the church, built in 1930, attracts numerous tourists, church lovers and architecture students to the Rhineland-Palatinate town. The chapel of St. Elisabeth, which was donated by Baroness Anna Elisabeth zu Hatzfeld in 1723, was included in the construction.

The church, which is now a listed building, is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of the church builder Dominikus Böhm (Jettingen 1880 - 1955 Cologne), and according to the building historian Holger Brülls, it is "the first tent-roofed church in Germany". In Birken-Honigsessen, the landscape, architecture and furnishings of the church combine to create a total work of art that is well worth seeing.

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Contact and directions

Hauptstraße 201
57587 Birken-Honigsessen