“Saint Martin”

Roman Cavalryman and Holy Man

Who was he, Saint Martin? Why do children run through the streets with lanterns on 11th November? And why are St. Martin’s geese eaten? The story of the saint’s legend comes to life through the insight into the original weapons of the era, which show us the portrayal of Saint Martin as a knight of the Roman legion. Monastic artwork in the Department of Folklore of the museum shows the scene of the sharing of the coat and the children will see the sleeping Martin, to whom Christ appeared in a dream, on a Roman stone relief. In costumes, we will play out the life story of the saint and see Martin’s transformation from soldier to bishop.

1.5 hours
Age recommendation:
From 6 years old


Opening Hours

Museum für Franken
Staatliches Museum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte
incl. Museum im Fürstenbau

1st April to 31st October
10 - 17
1st November to 31st March
10 - 16
Closed on Mondays
Opening hours on public holidays


Museum für Franken
Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte

Festung Marienberg
97082 Würzburg

Telephone +49 (0)931-20594 0
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