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Carinthia and Graz Sights

Domkirche

  • Burggasse 3 Map It
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 08/19/2014

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On the cathedral's south exterior wall is a badly damaged 15th-century fresco called the Gottesplagenbild, which graphically depicts contemporary local torments—the plague, locusts, and the Turks. Step inside to see the outstanding high altar made of colored marble, the choir stalls, and Konrad Laib's Crucifixion from 1457 (considered one of the top late-gothic panel paintings of German-speaking Europe). The 15th-century reliquaries on either side of the

triumphal arch leading to the choir were originally the bridalchests of Paola Gonzaga, daughter of Ludovico II of Mantua. The baroque Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II, who died in 1637, adjoins the cathedral. Its sumptuous interior is partly an early design by native son Fischer von Erlach, and his only work to be seen in Graz.

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Address:

Burggasse 3, Graz, Styria, 8010, Austria

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Phone:

0316-80750

Sight Details:

  • Domkirche free; mausoleum free
  • Domkirche daily 11–dusk; mausoleum daily 10:30–12:30 and 1:30–4

Updated 08/19/2014

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