Visiting the Cathedral of Gurk

Visiting the Cathedral of Gurk

The Cathedral of Gurk located in the eastern part of the city was built in Romanesque style between 1140-1200, has two towers with a height of 60 m, a crypt, three apses and it is considered one of the most important religious buildings in Europe. Since 1174 the church houses the relics of Saint Hemma of Gurk, who raised churches and monasteries and who belonged to the nobility of the Austrian region of Carinthia, the region to which belongs the city of Gurk as well. We will give you some... [ read more ]

Visitor guide to the city of Gurk

Visitor guide to the city of Gurk

In the green valleys of southern Austria, near Klagenfurt, you will find Gurk, a pilgrimage place, a former episcopal residence and trade city located in the district of Sankt Veit an der Glan, Carinthia. The name "Gurk" comes from the river with the same name. The area began to be inhabited about 2,000 years ago, but got some importance only after Carinthia was included to Bavaria. The community is surrounded by vast meadows and forests perched on nearby peaks. The city is the center of ... [ read more ]