ehem. Kirche St. Rochus

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Recommended by 336 out of 349 hikers


  • Gerd

    The scenery is a bit grotesque. The beautiful old church next to the exercise houses of the military. The interior is simple and worth seeing.

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    • January 6, 2017

  • Sandra

    The church is the last remnant of the community Wollseifen, which had to be cleared by the residents after the end of World War II.

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    • May 25, 2018

  • Jo

    Former parish church of Wollseifen.
    The Wollseifen deserted village is a paralyzed village that had to give way to a military training area after World War II.
    Located very close to the former NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang, it is a good memorial against militarism and the war.

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    • January 22, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The former church of St. Rochus was the Roman Catholic parish church of the former village and today's deserted Wollseifen in the city of Schleiden in the district of Euskirchen (North Rhine-Westphalia).

    The Wollseifen church dates back to a medieval chapel. Occupied are services in wool soaps for the year 1470.
    The present church was built between 1633 and 1635 in baroque forms and consecrated on 22 October 1635. In 1660 the church was elevated to a parish church. 1665 was an increase of the bell tower. He also received a new eight-sided spire. In 1843 an organ stage was installed, in 1848 a porch was built in front of the main portal on the ground floor of the tower and in 1888 a new sacristy was added to the south wall of the choir.
    In 1946 the last Holy Mass was celebrated in the church. The village had to be evacuated within three weeks, as the British military administration included the area in the training area Vogelsang. After evacuating the village, the military used the buildings, which were undamaged by the war, as targets for target practice. In 1947, the church burned down, causing much of the interior to be lost. Due to the military use of the church only the outer walls have been preserved. The sacristy and vestibule were even completely destroyed.

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    • August 2, 2018

  • Sandra

    A last remnant of the place Wollseifen before the place became a military training area.

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    • November 18, 2018

  • Chris

    Definitely worth a visit 👍🏻

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Dietmar

    Former church of the village Wollseifen ...

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    • May 6, 2018

  • Monique

    Beautiful old church in WWollseifen 😊

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    • August 4, 2018

  • Ralf Richter

    Because ascent with the MTB just great! And what a view.

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    • September 26, 2018

  • Markus 🥾⛰

    Beautiful little church in Wollseifen.

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    • October 14, 2018

  • Markus2280

    After the evacuation of the training area Vogelsang the church has been restored and is now a registered monument of the city of Schleiden.

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    • November 19, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The history of St. Rochus in Wollseifen:

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    • December 28, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The ruins of St. Rochus are reminiscent of the former village of Wollseifen, whose inhabitants had to leave the village after the end of the war.

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    • June 11, 2019

  • Katrin on the Road

    A small place of silence, lovingly decorated.

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    • June 22, 2019

  • Leo Pold

    In addition to the former transformer house, the St. Rochus church is the only surviving house of the Wollseifen disaster. The church was built between 1633 and 1635. In shooting practice, the building was set on fire in 1947 and most of the interior was lost.

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    • September 1, 2019

  • Karl-Heinz

    Wüstung Wollseifen and Kirche Wollseifen rebuilt as it used to be

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    • September 18, 2019

  • Wanderklaus

    Formerly here was a training area after the inhabitants were expelled. Today it is a memorial.

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Alex

    Old church above the village. Absolutely worth seeing.

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    • January 1, 2017

  • Monique

    Small church in Wollseifen, well worth seeing 😊

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    • July 29, 2018

  • Kevin

    Mandatory for a hike around the Order Castle.

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    • August 4, 2018

  • Chris

    Historic place, nice to the church ⛪ still pure 👍🏻

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    • August 5, 2018

  • Jens Schall

    Belongs to every visit in wool soaps!

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    • August 21, 2018

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Location: Schleiden, Euskirchen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation520 m

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