St. Martin's Church

Bamberg, Germany

St. Martin's Church is located in the heart of Bamberg. Built by the Dietzenhofer brothers, it is Bamberg's only baroque church.

The creation of this church is closely linked with the Jesuits as it was originally constructed as the university church and the church of the Jesuit College. After a construction period of just seven years, the house of worship was consecrated in 1693. The trompe d'oeil dome by Giovanni Francesco Marchini and the early 14th century pieta are well worth seeing.



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Founded: 1693
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Thirty Years War & Rise of Prussia (Germany)

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Michelle Olson (3 months ago)
The best known historic landmark in Bamberg is the Church of St. Martin (Pfarrkirche St. Martin). Built between 1686 and 1693, the city's only Baroque church dominates the square and contains many interesting features and artifacts.
Uki Bear (8 months ago)
A beautiful church in the middle of the shopping street ⛪️✨
Arun Francis (11 months ago)
One of the most prominent baroque churches in Bamberg founded by the jesuits. The church is beautiful with its notable Jesuit architecture and the walls, Ceilings with prominent frescoes. The pulpit is a highlight among all Jesuit churches. Another important feature is the false or fake dome which gives an illusion of a Done like structure on the Ceiling. But yet the church is beautiful and come by a visit this amazing church and be blessed.
Rashika Guna (3 years ago)
Great place with good precautions taken especially in this pandemic situation.
Manunya Liangwong (4 years ago)
Very beautiful
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