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St. Lorenz Basilica
St. Lorenz Basilica
St. Lorenz Basilica is a baroque minor Basilica in Kempten, Bavaria.
It is the former abbey church of the Benedictine Kempten Abbey. It is currently used as the parish church of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Lawrence in the Diocese of Augsburg.
A church was built on the site in the 13th Century but was burned down in 1478.
Roman Giel of Gielsberg, the Abbot of Kempten, commissioned the master builder Michael Beer from Graubünden to build a new church to serve the parish and monastery. The foundation stone of the Basilica of St. Lawrence was laid on 13 April 1652. This was one of the first large churches built in Germany after the end of the Thirty Years' War.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Lorenz_Basilica ]
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