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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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  • the san Lorenzo basilica in Kempten in Bavaria, originally Benedictine Abbey was built in 1652 but completed and consecrated talking 1748 was the first major church building of southern Germany after the thirty years ' war. the basilica has two large bell towers, built in 1900, and an impressive dome that covers the choir, with finely carved chairs and rare inlaid in scagliola.
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  • the basilica is very nice though to visit you must meet the opening and closing times
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  • Located in the upper city of Kempten just beside the "Residenz", this baroque church is especially majestic.
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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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