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St. Martin's Church is considered the oldest temple in Austria. The first mention of it dates back to 799, when there was a cult structure of the Celts on this site. This fact became clear during archaeological excavations, when they discovered a hall with supports, which was part of the ancient royal dwelling of the King.
The Church of St. Martin was built of light stone, and the roof was covered with red-brown tiles. The main building of the temple resembles a narrow rectangle, on the east side, the outer arches are walled up, and the windows are made in the late Gothic style.
The inside of the church is painted with frescoes that date from the XIV-XV centuries, and in the interior you can see baroque elements. Also in the temple you can see stained glass windows, stones with inscriptions and an ancient oven from the period of the Roman Empire. In addition, here you can admire a reproduction of an ancient painting by Volto Santa de Lucca (15th century), which depicts the face of Christ.
The Church of St. Martin was repaired many times in the 19th century, in particular west entrance and tower roof. In the 20th century, restoration work was also carried out in the church. It is open to the public today.
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