The Parish Church and the Chapel in Hallstatt

The Parish Church and the Chapel in Hallstatt

The town of Hallstadt lies at 75 km to southeast from the city of Salzburg. The Parish Church of Hallstatt was built in 1505, but the tower is preserved from the old church dating from the twelfth century. The church is dedicated to the Assumption and was built on the cliffs in Gothic style, the first constructions appearing here as a result of the development of the salt mines. Due to lack of space in the local cemetery at approximately every 10-20 years were exhumed the bones, bleached ... [ read more ]

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 ]

Top 3 churches in Graz

Top 3 churches in Graz

Graz has many beautiful sites and today we present you the top 3 churches of the city including the Cathedral of Graz, the Franciscan Church and the Parish Church of the Holy Blood of Jesus. The Cathedral of Graz was the church of the castle, built between 1439 - 1464 for Emperor Friedrich III. The western portal carries the crest of the king and his famous motto AEIOU. The Franciscan Church once belonged to the Minorite order, but in 1515 was entrusted to the Franciscans. The Parish Chur... [ read more ]

The Parish Church and the Saint Peter Church of Friesach

The Parish Church and the Saint Peter Church of Friesach

The Parish Church of Friesach in its current form dates back to the late nineteenth century, when it was restored after a fire that severely affected it, but it was first mentioned in a document from 1187. The church was damaged over the centuries by numerous fires, each time being rebuilt, so over time many changes occurred to its construction. The church dedicated to "Saint Peter" is a Roman Catholic church and it is located on a hill in the town Friesach. The first document relating to... [ read more ]