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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