Former Hospital Church St Martin - Breisach, BW, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 48° 01.658 E 007° 34.952
32U E 394320 N 5320343
Quick Description: This used to be the hospital church of Heiliggeist Hospital.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 1/24/2015 6:42:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMN9AV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
The former church St Martin is located in the south of the historic center of Breisach.

The current building dates back to 1761, but it had predecessors. The hospital Heiliggeist, that was first mentioned in 1301 at another location, moved to this area of a former monastery in 1675. In 1761 the church was rebuilt in late rococo style ('Zopfstil').

In World War II, February 1945, most of the hospital buildings were completely destroyed. But the outer walls of the church had remained and it was rebuilt in 1966 to serve as a location for cultural events. The carillon in the ridge turret was added in 1990.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1761

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Roman Catholic

Street address of Church:
Breisach, Baden-Württemberg Germany

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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