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The town, known as Győrszentmárton until 1965, is dominated by its most famous landmarks: the thousand-year-old Pannonhalma Archabbey and the Benedictine Secondary School, which are situated above the village, on Szent Marton Hill. The hill itself is still known by this ancient name and the name 'Pannonhalma' was introduced as part of the Hungarian language reforms in the nineteenth century. The association with Saint Martin ('Szent Márton' in Hungarian) derives from a belief that Martin of Tours was born here, though others believe he was born in nearby Szombathely.

There is a small statue in the town at the crossroads under the abbey which shows the saint as a Roman soldier, cutting his cloak according to the legend associated with him. The wall behind this is part of the original fortifications which were built in 1569 as a result of incursions into Western Hungary by the Ottoman Turks. The area remained a moving frontier between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Empire for the following 140 years and the town suffered considerable damage during this time.

From at least the nineteenth century, Szent Marton had a significant Jewish community. They played an important role in the commerce of village, as it was then, until the latter years of World War II. In 1944, the remaining Jewish families were rounded up and sent to extermination camps. A small synagogue, built in the late 1800s, remains on the main street, though it is no longer in use. The building is in the process of being restored and a monument has been constructed on the street in front of it. Some dozens of Jews were protected in the abbey when it was taken under control of the International Red Cross in October 1944, along with 3,000 other refugees, many of them children, thanks to the efforts of a Swiss national, Eduard Benedek Brunschweiler. The IRC was expelled from Pannonhalma by the Red Army in April 1945.

In 1996, parts of the town were included in UNESCO's demarcation of the Abbey as a World Heritage Site. Four years later, the village of Pannonhalma was officially granted 'town' status.
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LunaFeles Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   Photographer
wonderful... I love this place
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Thank you! :)
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Jill92 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Gyönyörű!
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Köszi szépen! :)

Ha tetszik, nyugodtan megtekintheted a galériám ;)
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great composition and colours, very eye catching :nod:
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no problem!
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Thanks for taking part in filling my group Photoarea
This excellent photo has been moved to folder "Square".
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heavnely   road
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Wonderful work :clap:
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awesome
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thank you very much
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Szíp :)
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GrauWeiss Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
The colors are very intense and optimistic. I also like the viewing angle and the way the whole scenery converges towards the building on the hill.

I look forward to your next deviations :aww:
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NICE
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very nice
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Wonderful place!!! :heart:
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Thank you! ;)
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You're welcome!!! :hug:
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Amazing! :D
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This reminds me very much of the area of Germany where I used to live.
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Beautiful!
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Thanks!
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^_^
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Very cool! like the angle ^_^
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Csodálatos színek nagyon szép! ^^
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atyaúristen.. meseszép!
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Thank you! ;)
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Great colours! :D
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Ez de jó! :D
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beautiful:)
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Thank you! :)
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you are welcome:hug:
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Very good composition, very nice pic...
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