Stadtpfarrkirche "Maria Verkündigung" ("Mary's Annunciation" Parish Church) - The origins of Spittal
Erected on the foundations of a former chapel, the architecture and design of the church have changed due to reconstruction in 1307, 1584 and 1966; an earthquake in 1690 and fires in 1729 and 1797. It is said to be the last resting-place of Gabriel von Salamanca, treasurer to Emperor Ferdinand I. The remains of the coat of arms of his first wife, Elisabeth von Eberstein, are still visible on the north facade. Other highlights: Ortenburger reliefs (14th century); portal with Salamanca-Ortenburg coat of arms (16th century); remarkable pietà (15th century).