"Catholic Church of St John Baptist" Forbach Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E

Forbach Things to Do: 6 reviews and 21 photos

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  • Catholic church - Forbach
      Catholic church
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  • Catholic church and square - Forbach
      Catholic church and square
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  • Catholic church, front porch - Forbach
      Catholic church, front porch
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  • Catholic church, interior - Forbach
      Catholic church, interior
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  • Catholic church on the hill - Forbach
      Catholic church on the hill
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The huge neogothic church on the hilltop look far too big for a village like this. Its two steeples are visible from almost everywhere and make a landmark in the 'skyline' of the village. The architecture is rather urban than rural. It is enormous. Looks as if they have picked the wrong plans for the wrong construction site...

The church was completed in 1891 - typical late 19th century neogothic style. The architect was Adolf Williard.

The square in front of the church (photo 2 - that picture should better be taken in the morning) is part of the design. The terrain rises rather steeply. It ascends in a series of low steps that lead to the main facade with the steeples, and towards the stairs that have to be climbed to reach the entrances. A fountain with the Virgin Mary on a column is placed on the lower end of the square.

The church can be visited. The main portal is closed but the doors through the steeples are open in the daytime. All I was able to catch of the interior was a glimpse through the inner glass door (photo 4) because people were praying the rosary and I did not want to disturb.

Directions: Directions are unnecessary because the church is impossible to miss.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 11, 2011
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