The Martinskirche (St. Martin's Church), dating from the 12th century, is one of several fine Romanesque churches in Worms.
History of Martinskirche
Legend has it that St. Martin was once imprisoned in a dungeon underneath this church, which was built in the 12th century. It was the chapter church of the Martinsstift, which no longer survives.
Until the 15th century, the Martinskirche was a burial place for the Kämmerer family, named von Dahlberg, whose courts lay nearby in the Kämmererstrasse.
What to See at Martinskirche
The Martinskirche is a Romanesque church, with red sandstone walls whose whitewash was recently stripped away. It is a buttress basilica with three naves and a straight chancel. Architectural forms from the 12th Century.
Quick Facts on Martinskirche
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- Photos of Martinskirche - here on Sacred Destinations
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