St. James' Cathedral

St. James' Cathedral

The cathedral’s large doors can be reached via a metallic ramp, which has a gradient of a bit more than 6 percent. As is the case with many churches, the doors are quite heavy; however the cathedral is accessible by wheelchair users.


The heavily baroque style cathedral was built between 1717 and 1724 instead of older churches on the same site. The famous picture of Virgin Mary, named "Mariahilf" (Mary help us) is situated at the altar and was painted by Lukas Cranach the older. The frescos and stucco work were made by the Asam brothers. Every day at 12.12 noon the peace bells ring from the north tower of the cathedral. The tomb of Archduke Maximilian III was erected in 1629 and was part of the church building preceding the cathedral. Please don't take photos during services.



In front of the cathedral we will turn left to Pfarrgasse. At the end of Pfarrgasse, to the right you will see the Golden Roof.

 



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