"Cathedral" Klagenfurt Things to Do Tip by PetraG

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  Cathedral inside
by PetraG

The cathedral was built in 1581/82 on the orders of the Protestant "Landstaende" (an assembly representing the nobles of a state) by Christoph Windisch, Klagenfurt' s first mayor. During the Counter Reformation, the church had to be surrendered to the Jesuits. It is considered to be the first of its kind in Austria. The church had to be rebuilt in 1724 after it had been completely destroyed by fire. Since 1787 the church has been the seat of the diocese of Gurk.

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  • Written Aug 8, 2006
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