The Cathedral of St. James (Domkirche) is an example of the baroque style of the XVIII century in Austria.
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Innsbruck Cathedral was rebuilt in 1717-24 in the Baroque style by the architect Johann Jacob Herkommer. The building was badly damaged during World War II, but was later restored.
During renovations from 1990 to 1993, a modern chapel was built to provide an opportunity for pilgrims and other visitors to spend time in silent prayer.
What to see
The construction has a typical architecture with large arched and round windows on the facade and two symmetrical towers with gilded clocks topped with green domes. A large dome covers the transept.
The interior is fully decorated in baroque style.The main attraction is an altar dedicated to Mary Hilf (helping Mary). Above the altar you can see the famous painting of the Virgin Mary, painted by the artist Lucas Cranach the Elder. Murals and stucco work were made by the Asam brothers, who are considered one of the most significant representatives of German late Baroque.
In addition, a monument in honor of Archduke Maximilian III in the northern nave, erected in 1620, is of interest.
Innsbruck also houses a Gothic churchHofkirche. What else to see in Austria: wonderful royal palacesSchönbrunnandGazeboin Vienna, magnificentthe gardensmedievalthe cathedraland the oldestCastlein Salzburg.
The Cathedral of St. James (Dom zu St. Jakob) is open from October 26 to May 1 on weekdays from 10.15 to 18.30, on Sundays and holidays from 12.30 to 18.30.
From May 2 to October 25 on weekdays from 10.15 to 17.30, on Sundays and holidays from 12.30 to 19.30.