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Baslika St. Lorenz, Kempten

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 45 reviews on the web
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.Michael Beer built the nave, the ground floor of the towers and the choir. He was succeeded by Johann Serro on 24 March 1654.The church was consecrated on 12 May 1748.In 1803 the monastery was dissolved and the church became a purely parish church.In 1900 the twin towers were finally completed. They were build of concrete which is heavier than the used material before that time. Cracks at the connections to the main building are the result of the completed towers.
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  • central location of Kempten, quite traditional and solemn - mass while German course
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  • Another of the glorious buildings found in this area. Great example of the local architecture. We spent some time walking around the outside and enjoyed taking in all the detail. 
  • The Basilica is in the middle of Kali pen city, directly next to the brewery Inn to the pen. Scary beautiful Basilica, you necessarily should look at, if you're ever in Kempten.
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  • basilika in the calm reagion of kempten, very relaxing atmosphere and great people around
  • Great Basilica
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