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Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus is a simple and beautiful Catholic church in the village of Munstermaifeld.
The old church is based on a Roman castle-tower and is a bit incongruous with the rest of the church's architecture.

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Exterior, with it's strange castle-tower, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.



Nave, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.



Side aisle, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.



Organ, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.
This 1864 organ by Ludwig Hund replaced the original organ built by the famous family Stumm in 1722 in Munstermaifeld.



Altar, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.
Considered a masterpiece of medieval woodcarving, this piece is said to be late Gothic Antwerp reredos.



Detail of Altar, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.



Holy Sepulcher, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.
This piece originated around 1500 and features seven larger-than-life figures made of tufa.
Above the Holy Sepulcher is a depiction of Christ as a man of sorrow between four angels with instruments of suffering.



Detail of carving on pew, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.



Stained glass, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.



Stained glass, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.



Stone carving, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.



Wood carving, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.



Wall plaque, Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus, Munstermaifeld, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, 2017.




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