Die Bonten Kerken - zu hochdeutsch "Bunten Kirchen"
Today, all of the Bonten Kerken have been lovingly restored. In their simplicity and colourfulness, they offer a precious contrast to the often extremely ornate cathedrals and pilgrimage churches in the area.
In Lieberhausen, you can see the Creation, the Fall of Man, St. George fighting the dragon, the Last Judgement and the story of John the Baptist, among others. The “Bonte Kerke” (colourful church) is a three-naved Romanesque pillar basilica. Over the course of time it was extended and converted in the Late Gothic style. In 1586 came the Reformation. After that, new paintings were added so pictures from both before and after the Reformation appear here, which is unique throughout the Rhineland.
Landgasthof Reinhold is particularly worth recommending, next to the "Bonte Kerke". It offers accommodation and good, home-style cuisine. You should definitely try the Lieberhausen speciality, pancakes!
The village of Lieberhausen has won the “Unser Dorf soll schöner werden” (Our village should be more beautiful) prize several times and is truly worth seeing with its winding alleyways and old timber-framed houses.