This is a picture of a church in northern Germany. It was taken in northern Germany enroute from Kaiserslautern to Denmark.
Can anyone tell me where it is and what denomination it is? I was told by someone in my facebook group that this might be the Catholic Church in Rockenhausen. I checked it on Google Maps and it looks similar...


Tower and what looks might be a church building behind it.

Fabulous! Thank you Nuesser! A person on my facebook group mentioned that she thought it was the church in Rockenhausen and I tried to prove it, but couldn't get the right view angle. Yours is perfect and the answer is definitive.

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    Henning Makholm. If you look at the right side of the tower, you will see where the tower and 'the yellow building behind it' are part of the same building. I do not know if this a church, I made an assumption and asked the question, that's all. Jun 24, 2018 at 18:44
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    @FlemingIsle it seems possible that the yellow structures were added to the original bulding. On the left and right, the yellow structures are in front. On the left, the yellow's red roof might be a little behind, but on the right, the black tower is definitely behind the main tower. An interesting picture. Jun 24, 2018 at 20:21
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    @flemingIsle if you (or someone you know) took the picture, chances are it contains geolocation information (if it was taken with a phone that’s highly probable, with a digital camera it’s less likely).
    – jcaron
    Jun 24, 2018 at 21:24
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    @FlemingIsle 1. You should edit your question to incorporate the information about the route from Kaiserslautern to Denmark. It's too important to get buried in the comments. 2. Do you have access to a higher resolution picture and can decipher the sign in front?
    – Arsak
    Jun 24, 2018 at 21:56
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    @Sam I tried that with no luck.
    – phoog
    Jun 25, 2018 at 11:55

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Looks like Katholische Pfarrkirche St.Sebastian in Rockenhausen.

Photo from Wikipedia

(photo from Wikipedia)

The view from the Google Maps: enter image description here

You can see the white building which is on the left side behind the churche on your photo.

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    Incredible detective work. I was kinda guessing that it's not exactly in northern Germany as the steepness of the hill (on the original photo) next to the church would be highly uncommon for northern Germany. But Rockehausen is - according to Google Maps - even in the southern half of the country, quite next to Kaiserslautern. So great job in finding it anyway.
    – DCTLib
    Jun 26, 2018 at 7:46
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    Clearly correct (though, @DCTLib, before we're too impressed with Neusser's incredible sleuthing skills, note that the OP edited the solution into the question before this answer was posted). Jun 26, 2018 at 12:37

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