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The Saint Jean Baptiste church

rue du Moulin
68700 Wattwiller

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.


Informations pratiques

Type de lieu : Archaeological spot, Religious site
Visit formulas: Free visit, Guided tour for groups with reservation
Services pratiques : Accès poussette

Accès : Access: On a route that is accessible by bus

Opening hours

from January 1st 2024 to December 31st 2024 : accessible all year round


Gratuit/entrée, visite libre
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