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St. Martin's Church

St. Martin's Church
St. Martin's Church, Landshut

Construction of St. Martin's church began around 1385, under the architect Hans von Burghausen. The exact date for the beginning of construction of the church is not well-known, but its construction was first noted in the city chronicle in 1392. The building was completed in 1500. The church was built from brick and mortar, and five thousand wooden stakes were used for the foundation. The stakes are located completely in the groundwater, in order to delay rot caused by bacteria. With a height of 130.6 m (428 feet), the church tower is considered to be the highest brick building in the world, surpassing the Church of Our Lady, Bruges in Belgium by 8.6 meters.

In the year 2001, St. Martin's Church received the title of Basilica minor from the Pope in Rome. The church is built in gothic style and is obvious when taking a look at the many windows and arches it is trimmed with. Inside the church is a Madonna called Garland of Roses Madonna carved by Hans Leinberger in 1520.

On the other side you can see one of the largest crucifixes of the late Gothic period. It was made by Michael Erhard and has been hanging in the church since 1495.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Martin%27s_Church,_Landshut ]

Related: http://www.landshut.de/thema/tourismus/erleben/martinskirche.html
Address: Kirchgasse/Altstadt, 84028 Landshut
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