Martini Kirche, Emmerich am Rhein, NRW - Germany
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N 51° 49.845 E 006° 14.192
32U E 309589 N 5745825
Quick Description: Martini Church in the city of Emmerich
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 12/13/2013 11:42:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMJPGH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The former collegiate church of St. Martin was about 700 of an Anglo-Saxon missionary, the later bishop of Utrecht consecrated hl . Willibrord , in the village of " Embriki " was founded.
The earliest history and the original position of Emmerich's Collegiate Church , however, are still in the dark . According to tradition, the first church to have stood on the site of the present Aldegundiskirche , the Martini church is around 1030 - 1040 have been built outside the city walls over an old cemetery. From this early Romanesque church of unusually designed choir is largely preserved. It consists of a situated above the crypt high choir, which is flanked by two storey side choirs . One of them , the southern , the sacristy serves , the other houses in his upstairs today's treasury.
Due to floods and other disasters disappeared in the 13th to 15 Century, the nave of the church . Now the former transept was extended to the new nave and provided with a large tower . The church has been enriched over the centuries, with many chapels and furnishings . Since the last years of the sixth Century has been lost much of it , as Emmerich was involved in the war of the nearby Protestant Netherlands against the Spaniards.
More than 40 Years (1628 - 1672) , the church was used exclusively for the Reformed worship : sculptures , altars , murals and leaded- glass windows are then disappeared and only the magnificent , carved in oak choir stalls still reminds of the rich late Gothic interior .
The church has been rebuilt several times inside : Baroque by 1672 in a restrained, in the 19th Century in neo-Gothic style . 1937 - 1938 the equipment was reduced. After bombing , fire and shelling 1944 - 1945 The Church of 1948 - 1953 built as far as possible , but in very simple forms , again . After 1974 was followed by an expected until 1989 of restoration , which aims to restore the two most important phases in the history of construction of the church building , namely the Ottonian- Salian and the late Gothic .
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1030

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

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

Street address of Church:
emmerich am Rhein
Kleve, NRW Germany

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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

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