Sights at every step

The culture and activity center Ostheim/Rhön invites you to take part in exciting tours of discovery. Our small town, which celebrated its 1200 th anniversary in 2004, offers you sights at every step. Discover our historic old town with its manor houses, mills and frame-houses!

Overview of sights

Fortified church

The largest fortified church of Germany can be found in Ostheim and is a monument of national importance. WIth its base of approximately 60x60 meters it is not only the biggest fortified church, ...
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Organ Museum

The Ostheim organ museum is located in the Hanstein Castle - a late-medieval manor house - since 1994. The exploration of the history of the organ together with the creation ...
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Historic city hall

After the presentation of the market laws in 1586 the city hall was purchased as "old house" and thoroughly renovated. Sale-space in the open ground floor, council hall in the upper floor, ...
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Lichtenburg

We can travel the short distance up to the Lichtenburg by car or conquer the wooden castle mountain by a long walk. A marvellous view into the Rhön awaits us anyway together with a castle ruin ...
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Sehenswertes auf Schritt und Tritt

Our main attractions:

  • Fortified church, biggest fortified church in Germany. Monument of national importance. Guided tours for individuals every Wednesday (April to October) at 11 o´clock, for groups anytime by request (readily at short notice also). The fortified church museum in the stone sheds and the alternating exhibitions in the church-yard school cultural center can normally be visitied from Friday to Monday. For more information see www.lebendige-kirchenburg.de and www.kirchenburg-ostheim.de
  • Organ museum in the Hanstein castle. For more information call 09777/1743. Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 10 to 12 o´clock and from 13 to 17 o´clock. Sundays and holidays from 13 to 17 o´clock. Guided tours with live music for registered groups of 10 person and more, for museum concerts see event calendar.
  • Lichtenburg citadel with knight´s hall and general room which are open.
  • Hill graves
  • Bionade active park with Nordic walking and hiking trails in the premium area with new signposting and with all of the 15 trails starting at the parking lot "Streuwiese".
  • Cartwright museum, located in Market Street 9, open every Thursday from 9 o´clock until 12 o´clock. See www.wagnereimuseum.de

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