A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
009: St. Michael and St Sebastian Church
One of the landmarks in the scenic city of Bernkastel, located in the Moselle Valley, is the St. Michael and St. Sebastian Church. It is dedicated to arch angel Michael (since 1324), and to St. Sebastian (since 1669). The 56 meter high tower is constructed with rubble, and was built in 1291 as a fortified tower. The church was built about a century later. During the centuries, the facade has changed various times, until the baroque facade was changed for a neo-gothic in 1870. A century later, in 1968, the baroque facade was restored. The church contains various religious sculptures, reliefs, statues and altars that date back until the 15th century. The vineyards in the background are part of the Badstube vineyards.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1991-2001, 2017