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Martinskirche (St. Martin's Church)

Martinskirche (St. Martin's Church) Review

The Martinskirche, with the tallest brick church tower (428 feet) in the world, soars above the other buildings. The church, which was elevated to the rank of basilica minor in 2002, contains some magnificent late-Gothic stone and wood carvings, notably a 1518 Madonna by the artist Martin Leinberger. It's surely the only church in the world to contain an image of Hitler, albeit in a devilish pose. The Führer and other Nazi leaders are portrayed as executioners in a 1946 stained-glass window showing the martyrdom of St. Kastulus. In the nave of the church is a clear and helpful description of its history and treasures in English. Every first Sunday of the month a tour is conducted between 11:30 and 12:30 that will take you up the tower and to the Schatzkammer, the church's treasure chamber.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Kirchgasse, Landshut, 84028 | Map It
  • Phone: 0871/922–1780
  • Hours: Summer months: Tues.–Thurs. and weekends 7:30–6:30; winter months: Tues.–Thurs. and weekends 7:30–5
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  • Location: Landshut
Updated: 12-07-2013

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