St. Martin's Church

Worms, Germany

Accordin the legend St. Martin was once imprisoned in a dungeon underneath this church in Worms, 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.

The church 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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Ludwigsplatz 7-8, Worms, Germany
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)


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S. (4 months ago)
If you would like to take a look at paradise in advance, the beautiful garden in front of the church is the right place for you. Absolutely the insider tip, not easy to find, but the surprise.
Žydrūnė Gailiūnaitė-Pliekaitienė (6 months ago)
D D (19 months ago)
The entrance to the church is "from the back". There is also a small backyard with flowers, fountains and very quiet.
Lili Bel (2 years ago)
Christmas mass on December 24th, 2021 at 10:30 p.m. in St. Martin Worms. 2G regulation with online registration in advance. You sat staggered, either alone in the middle or in pairs on the outside in a row of seats. Despite the special circumstances, the fair was solemn. It was allowed to sing (with a mask of course), a small choir was present and you were allowed to go to communion. Duration: 90 minutes
Vito R-punkt (2 years ago)
The entrance is hidden at the back of the church. There in the forecourt you will find a small oasis of peace and relaxation. With some seating, beautiful plants and a lovely fountain in the centre. The church itself is not that big, but nicely done. A place to stop and pray.
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