St. Martin’s Church Linz

St. Martin’s Church Linz

Concealed behind huge trees, this church has almost unassuming look. St. Martin’s Church is one of the oldest church buildings in Austria. Its history has been intertwined with that of the city of Linz for more than 1,200 years. The former mediaeval fortification wall led from Linz’s castle, via the promenade, defensive ditch and Pfarrplatz square and back to the castle. St. Martin’s church was first located outside this fortification, but was included in the castle’s protective area due to its proximity to it. The first mention of St. Martin’s church as ‘capella’ dates back to the year 799. Inside, you’ll find exposed stones with Roman inscriptions and a Roman kiln. Another famous item is a copy of the ‘Volto santo’ painting, the original of which is in Lucca, Italy.

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