Lorch Church

Lorch, Germany

The Gothic parish church in Lorch was first built in the 13th century and it is dedicated to St. Martin. The tower dates from 1576. The wooden altar (1483) is worth of seeing. There is also an early Gothic cruficix from the 13th century and font from 1464.

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Oelgasse, Lorch, Germany
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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D D (2 years ago)
The church has origins in the 15th century. Since then it has been rebuilt several times, but there are still many older elements inside. This includes the sandstone baptismal font from 1464. There is also a cloister and a chapel for the Virgin Mary on the site by the church.
Michael Neth (4 years ago)
Great church worth seeing
Thorsten L. (5 years ago)
Interesting church. Special attention should be paid to the carved altar.
anna wth (5 years ago)
very beautiful church with an imposing high altar. There are also concerts state
Ottmar Girgsdies (5 years ago)
Very nice place
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