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Church of St. Martin (Kirche Pockhorn) description and photos - Austria: Heiligenblut. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Kirche Pockhorn.
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The daughter church of the parish church of the Holy Blood in the city of Heiligenblut was consecrated in honor of St. Martin. The Church of St. Martin was first mentioned in documents from 1389. Throughout the 16th century, the church was expanded and modernized. In 1516 a choir was built here, in 1527 a western portal was made of a gray-green serpentine, and in 1559 the nave was enlarged by an extension. By the middle of the 20th century, the church of St. Martin was in need of repair. It took place in 1959. Several years ago, another reconstruction of the church took place.
Every year, the residents of Heiligenblut gather in this church on the night of January 5-6 for a solemn mass.
The Church of St. Martin is a small church with a low tower, built flush with the nave. Only the elongated spire rises above the entire sacred structure. It was created in 1898. The tower, erected to the north of the nave, has openwork windows and pointed gables. There is a sacristy on the ground floor of the bell tower. You can get there through an arched door.
Among the main treasures of the Church of St. Martin is the main altar, which dates from the middle of the 18th century. On the altar are the figures of St. Martin with the beggars, St. Nicholas and St. Julius. The two side altars were created around 1670. The left side altar is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The sculptures of the Virgin and the guardian angel, placed on the altar, were carved in the second half of the 17th century. The right side altar is decorated with the image of the Holy Family.
The carved pulpit appeared in the church in the last quarter of the 17th century.
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