The Martinskirche (St. Martin's Church), dating from the 12th century, is one of several fine Romanesque churches in Worms.
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.
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|Names:||Church of St. Martin, Worms; Martinskirche; Martinskirche, Worms|
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|Coordinates:||49.633243° N, 8.363289° E (view on Google Maps)|
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