The Domkirche zu St. Jakob (Cathedral of St. James) is an 18th-century Baroque cathedral in Innsbruck, Austria.
History of Innsbruck Cathedral
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 at Innsbruck Cathedral
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
|Names:||Domkirche · Innsbruck Cathedral|
|Visitor and Contact Information|
|Coordinates:||47.269418° N, 11.394217° E|
|Hours:||Winter: daily 6:30am-6pm|
Summer: daily 7am-7pm
Closed Fri noon-3pm and during religious services.
|Lodging:||View hotels near Innsbruck Cathedral|
- Personal visits (October 2000; October 25, 2010).
- Dom zu St. Jakob - Frommers.com
- Fodor's Austria, 11th ed.
- Photos of Innsbruck Cathedral - here on Sacred Destinations
Map of Innsbruck Cathedral
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