The Saint Jean Baptiste church  

rue du Moulin
68700 Wattwiller
Location

Nearest train station :
5 km - Cernay


Opening hours :
accessible all year round

This is one of the five oldest church in Upper Alsace. The ground plan relies heavily on the original 13th century Romanesque church.

In 1444, it is burned down by the Armagnacs. The church, consecrated in 1481, is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and the altarpiece from 1901 depicts his life. This was retrieved from the ruins after 1918.
Left of the choir is the oldest part of the church, an ossuary from the 12th century.

The church, classified as an Historic Monument in 1930, is surrounded by an old graveyard with some interesting features. Worthy of note is the Merovingian sarcophagus and the tombstones.
On the back of the war memorial are traces of inscriptions dating to before 1939 that were defaced by the Nazis.

Photo gallery


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Useful informations


Location
  In the town/village centre
Type of site
  Archaeological site
  Religious site
Type of visit
  Free visit
  Guided tour for groups with reservation

Access


  On a route that is accessible by bus
  Walking time (min) from carpark to site : 1

Facilities


  Indoor activity
  Outdoor activity

With kids


  Suited for umbrella strollers

Rates


Free entrance

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