Nr. on the small map: 3 (Kleinheubach)

The area around St. Martin was the origin of Kleinheubach, because this fortified church was located close to the Main-River on higher ground and therefore not endangered by floods. The former enclosing wall is stunning but was only retained at the riverside; inside the church yard you can find some one-room storages. A smaller predecessing building, of which the tower has been maintained, was built in 1455; additionally, a dedicatory Latin inscription with translation. Three remarkable gothic murals originate from the same era: St. Martin with the beggar, St. Wendelin as a shepherd, each with a church illustration, symbols, and names of the four evangelists, the Veil of Veronica, and inside, the archangel Michael depicted with scales, weighing souls.

The Hercules spolia had once been part of the foundation of a Roman Jupiter-Giant-Pillar as the Castellum “Old Town” was not far away. The nave and both circular towers were being constructed between 1707 and 1710. In the chancel you see the altar with a nativity painting, above there is a balustrade with the organ and beside there is the pulpit in its unmodified condition. The organ builder Johann Christian Dauphin (1682-1730) who newly arrived from Thuringia had built an organ in 1710, which was reconstructed in baroque style in 2010. Crowns of Death, which were placed on caskets as part of a burial custom, are on display. Next to the entrance of the church yard, inside church, and in the garden behind, you find seven grave slabs originating from the 17th and 18th century of which five were once embedded in the church floor.

Opening hours: May to October 09.00am to 06.00pm, November to April on demand at the rectory, Tel.: 09371-4248