On a hill high above the Danube stands the handsome Linz Schloss, built in the 15th century as the residence of the Emperor Frederick II, enlarged in the 16th century and rebuilt after a fire in 1800. Of the original building only the west gate (1481) survives. The interior was remodeled in 1960-63, and the building now houses the Schlossmuseum, with the artistic and historical collections of the Provincial Museum.
Linz Schloss Map
Opening hours: 9am-5pm; Sun: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Closed: Mon
St Martin's Church
Below the Linz castle to the west, in Römerstrasse, stands the little St Martin's Church (Martinskirche), the oldest church in Austria preserved in its original form. Built on the remains of Roman walls and first recorded in 799, it is a characteristic example of Carolingian architecture. The frescos in the interior date from the 15th C.Excavation at the site has revealed the royal hall of the imperial palace. The side walls still stand, showing outlines of doorways and windows dating from the Gothic period. A Roman oven can also be seen.Also note the many stones inside the church bearing Roman inscriptions.
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