The living fortified church - a new project in historical walls
In the past few years the city of Ostheim had the church St. Michael and parts of the fortifications elaborately refurbished. The so-called Kirchhofschule (church yard school) was then turned into a cultural community centre that has housed changing exhibitions and events since the summer of 2008.
Besides the Steinerne Gaden (Stone Hall) next to the historical main gate contains a small but beautiful museum of fortified churches that is well worth a visit.
Both facilities are run on a voluntary basis by the club Freunde der Kirchenburg e.V. (friends of the fortified church) who strive to fill this historical site with life.