St. Martin (Gablingen)

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Church of St. Martin in Gablingen
St. Martin with connection to the Fugger Castle from the west

The Catholic parish church of St. Martin is located in Gablingen , a municipality in the Bavarian district of Augsburg and is registered as an architectural monument in the Bavarian list of monuments.


The Martin's patronage of the church possibly dates back to the 9th century. The right of patronage over the church of Gablingen was once exercised by the marshals of Biberbach. When Sebastian von Knöringen sold the Gablingen estate to Raymund Fugger in 1527 , the fiefdom fell to the Fugger family. They also had the right to choose the church curator and pastor themselves. At the beginning of the 18th century, efforts began to renew and enlarge the Gothic church building.

The current church was built between 1734 and 1738 by the Wessobrunn builder Joseph Schmuzer in the Baroque style in place of the previous Gothic building. The reason for the new building was the death of Count Maximilian Fugger in 1717. On his deathbed, he donated the funds for the construction of a new church in Gablingen in order to be able to find salvation in the afterlife. Schmuzer, who had previously demonstrated his talent in the reconstruction of the monastery church in Ettal , integrated essential parts of the previous building when the church was rebuilt. The Gothic elements of the first parish church stand out clearly in the choir . The old tower with its distinctive saddle roof also remained. The roof structure was made by master carpenter Georg Höck from Deubach .

In 1907/08 the church was thoroughly renovated and a porch was added.


The Augsburg painter Johann Georg Lederer was commissioned to design the interior . Its ceiling painting was replaced in 1864 in the course of renovation work by a work by Liberat Hundertpfund from Augsburg. During the renovation in 1907/08, the dome image was also painted over and re-stuccoed. The high altar shows a crucifixion group and the side altars the figures of Our Lady with Child and St. Martin. The pulpit was made by Kistler Johann Konrad Rist from Hainhofen in 1740 . The two altars in the transverse frame date from the time of the builder and show the representation of St. Anthony and St. Sebastian.


Immediately next to the church is the Fugger Castle , connected by a brick passage , the former seat of the Fugger rule in Gablingen. To the north-west of the church there is a small dungeon chapel with a rectangular floor plan and a flat dome from around 1740. Below the church square is the rectory. The building is a two-storey solid construction with a gable roof and all-round base and, according to a document from 1681, was completely renovated. The construction costs at that time amounted to 673 florins. A barn was added around 1730.


  • Robert Deininger: Gablinger Chronik, Gemeinde Gablingen, 1994, pp. 62–80

Web links

Commons : St. Martin  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gablingen: St. Martin. Retrieved May 18, 2019 .
  2. ^ Michael Petzet: Monuments in Bavaria: Swabia . Oldenbourg, 1986, ISBN 978-3-486-52398-0 ( [accessed on May 17, 2019]).
  3. Bavaria from the trunk to the state: Festschrift for Andreas Kraus on his 80th birthday . CH Beck, 2002, ISBN 978-3-406-10721-4 ( [accessed on May 17, 2019]).
  4. ^ Gabriele Dischinger: Johann and Joseph Schmuzer: two Wessobrunn baroque master builders . Thorbecke, 1977, ISBN 978-3-7995-5022-2 ( [accessed on May 17, 2019]).
  5. ^ Wilhelm Neu, Frank Otten: Landkreis Augsburg: by Wilhelm Neu and Frank Otten . Kunstverlag, 1970 ( [accessed on May 17, 2019]).

Coordinates: 48 ° 27 '12.3 "  N , 10 ° 49' 17.8"  E