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Baslika St. Lorenz, Kempten

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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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  • Here I was, because I was born in Kemp teen, this is my absolute favorite Church had baptized the Kommunnion and than the latter my confirmation. The Lorenz Church is a landmark which constitutes kempten for me, it is very Brunkvoll that no longer so fits into the modern era, but this makes the Church how she shine is now in its full light. in any case worth a visit...
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  • The Basilica is very surprising! It is still played pretty on the inside and the vicinity of it are very relaxing.
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  • You should miss this Basilica, if you're ever in Kempten. It is located right next to the residence. From the outside, it is rather not to look at her, what has to offer inside. Absolutely worth seeing.
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  • basilika in the calm reagion of kempten, very relaxing atmosphere and great people around
  • Very nice Church
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  • A very beautiful Basilica from the outside and from the inside. There is a beautiful square with a fountain in front of the Basilica.
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  • Great Basilica
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