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Martinskirche, Worms

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The Martinskirche (St. Martin's Church), dating from the 12th century, is one of several fine Romanesque churches in Worms.

History

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

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

Site Information
Names:Church of St. Martin, Worms; Martinskirche; Martinskirche, Worms
City:Worms
State:Rhineland-Palatinate
Country:Germany
Faiths:Christianity
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Worms, Germany
Coordinates:49.633243° N, 8.363289° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Martinskirche

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References

  1. Churches in Worms - Worms.de
  2. The Rough Guide to Germany 6 (April 2004).

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Title:Martinskirche, Worms
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/25/2009
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