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Innsbruck Cathedral

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The Domkirche zu St. Jakob (Cathedral of St. James) is an 18th-century Baroque cathedral in Innsbruck, Austria.

History

The Domkirche of Innsbruck was rebuilt in 1717-24 by Baroque architect Johann Jakob Herkommer. The church suffered heavy damage in World War II, but was later restored.

What to See

Innsbruck Cathedral has a plain but window-filled facade with two towers topped with domes. A large dome covers the transept crossing. The interior is fully decorated in the Baroque style, with contributions from the Asam Brothers.

The main attraction of the interior is the altarpiece entitled Maria Hilf (Mary of Succor) by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Also of interest is a monument of 1620 honoring Archduke Maximilian III (d.1618), in the north aisle.

Quick Facts on Innsbruck Cathedral

Site Information
Names:Domkirche; Innsbruck Cathedral
City:Innsbruck
Country:Austria
Categories:Cathedrals
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Styles:Baroque
Dates:1717-24
Status:active
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Innsbruck, Austria
Coordinates:47.269418° N, 11.394217° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Innsbruck Cathedral

Below is a location map and aerial view of Innsbruck Cathedral. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.

References

  1. Personal visits (October 2000; October 25, 2010).
  2. Dom zu St. Jakob - Frommers.com
  3. Fodor's Austria, 11th ed.

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Title:Innsbruck Cathedral
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:01/24/2011
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