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“Charming building” 4 of 5 stars
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St. Martin
Maarstrasse 72, 54292 Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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“Charming building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

It is located at dangerous crossroad. Next to the former abbey stands a crusifixion group. This former Benedictine Abbey was built in 1626, only its West Wing has been maintained. Once the Roman proconsul Tetradius (385) donated his Villa, located at this spot, to Gallic Missionary Martin von Tour. He had a monastery and church built at the location, modified in 1673 by the French to a fort, in 1714 it was completely destroyed. This is no longer preserved part of the Abbey existed until 1802. The remaining buildings were long time used as porcelain factory, some of those products are on display in the Municipal Museum Simeonstift. The building is currently used as a student residence.

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