The living fortified church - a new project in historical walls

Kirchenburg Ostheim
Fortified Church of Ostheim

Welcome to the best-preserved fortified church in Germany with a Renaissance church, halls from medieval times, changing exhibitions and the museum of fortified churches.

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.


Geocaching in der Kirchenburg

Finden Sie den Cache! [more]


Historienspiel „Kroatensturm“ mit dem Heimatpreis Unterfranken ausgezeichnet [more]

Labyrinth an der Kirchenburg

[Translate to Englisch:] Seit Juli 2010 besteht das Labyrinth aus farbig gefassten Steinen auf der Rasenfläche oberhalb der Kirchenburg.
Alle Gäste sind herzlich eingeladen, das Labyrinth zu gehen!

Kirchenburgen in der Rhön