Cistercian Abbey Church, Otterberg

The interconfessional church, built in 1131, is only slightly younger than the Speyer Cathedral. It was under the control of the Benedictine monastery of Wörschweiler. In addition to late Romanesque components it also contains Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and newer style elements. In the Middle Ages it was an important station along the Route of St. James to the place of pilgrimage Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the burying place of the apostle James. As a hospital church it offered pilgrims a place of rest and medical attention. Since 1986 it has been a "Protected Cultural Assets" according to the Hague Convention.