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The Church of St. Clement is a Catholic Baroque church located in the historic part of Munster.
Construction of the church began in 1745 and ended in 1753. The author of the project is the architect Johann Konrad Schlaun. The church was built by order of Bishop Klemens Augustus of Bavaria and Archbishop of Cologne, at the Bonifratr monastery.
During the Second World War, the monastery complex was almost completely destroyed. After the war, the first thing to do was to restore the monastery hospital, the restoration of the church began only in 1956 and continued for several decades.
Currently, in addition to divine services, the church also hosts concerts of chamber and organ music.
The Church of St. Clement is an outstanding example of Westphalian Baroque. The main building material was red brick, decorative elements were made of mountain light sandstone. The dome of the church was made in the form of a hexagon with rounded corners. The dome is crowned with a tall round sandstone lantern.
A campanile-style bell tower can be seen near the church.
The interior of the temple is made in the Rococo style. The plafond was painted by the Munich artist Johann Adam Schepf. The decorative stucco molding is the work of Jacob Rauch. Since the basilica does not have an empora, the organ is located on the south wall in a niche. Previously, the organ was installed in an adjacent building, the sound entered the church hall through a window located to the right of the altar.
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Topic: Church of St. Clement in Germany, Munster resort.