St. Martin
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Companion199116
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Dec 2018 • Family
I had the pleasure of not only visiting this beautiful church, but was able to attend Sunday mass there as well with my daughter. Singing was sensational! The church is newly renovated. I lived in Bamberg in the 90’s and would often attend mass there when my children were babies. Now, in there 20’s, I was able to go back and show it again. Beautiful experience! Beautiful church! It is very ornate inside! Much different then the Dom Cathedral on the hill. Do stop and see this work of art if you have the time!
Written September 21, 2019
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mickeyd54456
Austin, TX101 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
St. Martin is a beautiful church in the center of the pedestrian zone in the the city. It is under renovation and only part of it can be used. During the Christmas holidays it was a pleasant place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holiday. It is minutes from the Rauthaus and steps away from coffee shops, bakeries, ice cream, cafes, and shopping.
Also in St. Martin at Christmas is a "kresch." That is an elaborate nativity scene. There are several in Bamberg during the holiday season. The one in St. Martin's was the best one I saw. St.Martin is also a wonderful church in which to attend mass. The ancient pipe organ was an experience to enjoy.
Written February 5, 2017
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Carlo R
Milan, Italy328 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
Great majestic example of the typical Bavarian sacred architecture of the end of the 17th century, with gorgeous and colorful decorations.

As of January 2016 part of the church was undergoing substantial restoration, and only the area around the altar could be visited.
Written January 30, 2016
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kelw0ng
Singapore, Singapore130 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
With the market at its doorsteps, St Martins stands at the centre of the square. It provides a nice reminder of the prominence of the historic location. Didnt manage to go inside to see the interior but the majestic external view was already worth it.
Written March 30, 2019
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Mina P
Inverkip, UK7,939 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
It's next to the Green Market and Gabelmann Brunnen, where most of the tours start. The first building in 1248 was a monastery and a church of the Carmelite Order. In 1686 that building was demolished and a new church was built by the brothers architects George and Leonard Dietzenhofer. With this church they started their Franconian Baroque era. In 1693 it became a Jesuit church consecrated to Child Jesus, until 1804 when finally it became St.Martin's Parish Church. It's a very nice Baroque church, the only one in Bamberg. I found it more interesting than the Bamberg's Cathedral. Among others, it has an illusionistic Dome, created by Giovanni Francesco Marchini in 1716 following the plans of Andrea Pozzo.
Something unique I may say. The Statue of Mary dates from 1617 and the Organ from 1894. There is a crypt where Jesuit fathers are buried.
Written October 30, 2014
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periandro
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,466 contributions
Aug 2022
The Bamberg Jesuit church is a nice temple in baroque style located in the core of the city. It was built under the Dietzenhofer brothers' design on the same site where a Carmelite monastery stood. The construction process took place in the last quarter of the seventeenth century, after demolition of the former Carmelite monastery, wrecking which could, in principle, be deemed rather regretful. The church is dedicated to St. Martin and, as a matter of fact, it's the only one built in baroque style in Bamberg.
The main façade is quite interesting though not too spectacular. It's divided into two clearly differentiated main bodies. In that of the lower part, the semicircular arch main entrance is flanked by four white statues, two on each side, located one above the other in their corresponding niches, respectively representing Christ, the Virgin, St. Ignacio and St. Francis Xavier. The same scheme is reproduced in the upper part, the statues in that case representing St. Anne, St. Sebastian, St. Ottilia and St. Lorenz. The niches are framed by pilasters topped by their respective capitals, those in the lower part being in doric order while those in the upper part are in ionic order. There are two side entrances, one on each side of the main one, and over those entrances there are four balconies, two on each side one above the other at the lower and the upper parts, respectively. The church has two plain tympana, one on the top of each of its parts, that on the lower part being semicircular shaped while the other is triangular. A balustrade finds itself between the saints statues on the upper part, and above that balustrade there is an eye catching clock with a black face and gilded hands and figures. That façade constitutes therefore a harmonious whole on account of the proportions, arrangement and unity of style. It's worth contemplating it for a while.
The temple was originally intended as the university church and the church of the Jesuit College. It's a single nave church whose inside is an example of fantastic baroque style. It's pervaded with a cheerful atmosphere particularly owing to the brightness and the light colours with which the walls are painted. The high altar is marvellous. It contrasts with the largely white walls. It's the typical baroque altar consisting of pink marble pilasters and columns with gilded capitals, supporting a very elaborate and profusely ornamented structure with decorative motifs, in the middle of which there is a white circle showing on its center the emblem of the Jesuit Order. On both sides of the chancel beautiful white plaster statues of saints though with gilded elements are by the walls, what makes a good impression. Besides there are several side altars. Those located on the chancel corners are very beautiful. One is consecrated to Christ, representing his crucifixion, and the other to the Virgin. Both altars and particularly the latter are very attractive. In them, the respective images are located in the middle of the altar, in a niche. The trompe l'oeil dome interior is by Giovanni Francesco Marchini. It's a stunning pictorial work which is worth seeing as well as the fourteenth century Pietà.
The church concerned is therefore a rather interesting building in Bamberg which should be visited by all sensible people going to the said city. Besides, it offers the possibility to get some relaxation thanks to the peaceful atmosphere reigning inside.
Written May 28, 2023
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ThS
Bamberg, Germany99 contributions
Jun 2022
This is an under-rated baroque church in the centre of Bamberg's shopping district. It is worth stopping by, looking at the beautiful facade and interior.
Written June 26, 2022
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AaronT26
Tawau, Malaysia13 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Don't forget to enter the church and have a view and look. Inside is as stunning as it is from the outside.
Written May 16, 2022
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Don
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Nov 2019
Very pleasant walking around in this quaint village. Found some nice regional wines. Not hard to get there, and if you are touring nearby, worth your time to stop, park and walk up and down the streets.
Written January 3, 2020
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floridatraveler33
Jacksonville, FL683 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Full disclosure - I did not go inside, but that is thanks to the reviews that everyone posted on TA. I was on a tight time schedule and in a large group on a bike tour. We rode by the front, however, our guide and the group did not feel it was worthy of our time to go inside. I'm not disappointed, though, if I had a longer stay in Bamberg, I most certainly would have gone in.
Written June 3, 2019
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