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Kirche St. Martin in Magden
Switzerland

Graf Ulrich von Lenzburg schenkte dem Chorherrenstift zu Beromünster die "Kirche Magden samt Hof, Weinberg und etlichem Zubehör". Die Anfänge der Kirche dürften jedoch - so ist aufgrund des St. Martins-Patroziniums zu schliessen - in fränkische Zeit zurückreichen, wahrscheinlich ins 7. Jahrhundert. Die heutige Anlage ist im Jahr 1620 in nachgotischen Formen neugebaut worden, unter Wiederverwendung des mittelalterlichen Glockenturms. Die drei axial aufgereihten, gegeneinander abgestuften Baukörper von Langschiff, Chor und Sakristei bilden mit dem stämmigen Käsbissenturm südseits des Chors ein harmonisches Ganzes. Die schmalen spitzbogigen Fenster, welche den Aussenbau gleichmässig gliedern, verraten eine für ländliche Verhältnisse ungewöhnlich feine und reiche gotische Profilierung.

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