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This is the centre of the tiny village Fischelbach here in my region in southern Westphalia. It is situated in a valley of the low mountain range Rothaargebirge. Fischelbach has about 850 inhabitants. It was first mentioned in a deed of 1233 with the then name "Vischlinbach". In 1307 the counts of Wittgenstein bought this village and some others in the neighbourhood from another noble family. Since then Fischelbach is part of the county Wittgenstein.
The beautiful church (St. Stephanus) was first mentioned in the year 1309 and it has been a fortified church for centuries where the peasants could barricade themselves in times of war or other commotions.
With its three-stage steeple - added in the baroque period - it is a unique building here.

In the workshop you can see a closeup view of the church.

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