Places of Worship Walking Tour in Graz, Graz (Self Guided)

The city of Graz contains many beautiful historic churches and cathedrals. Built over many centuries, they are true gems that should not be missed. Most of the churches in Graz are architecturally and/or historically significant and are well worth visiting. Take this self-guided tour to learn more about the churches of Graz.
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Places of Worship Walking Tour in Graz Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship Walking Tour in Graz
Guide Location: Austria » Graz (See other walking tours in Graz)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Author: ashley

1) Antoniuskirche

Antoniuskirche, situated next to Universalmuseum Joanneum, is a Roman Catholic church, built in 1600 and dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua. The church contains a beautifully ornamented Baroque altar. The altarpiece was painted by the famous artist Giovanni Pietro de Pomis, the architect of the Mausoleum and St. Catherine's Church.

2) Dreifaltigkeitskirche

Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Holy Trinity Church) is a Roman Catholic church, which is located between Schlossbergplatz and Murkai in Sackstrasse. The church was built in the Italian Baroque style between 1694 and 1704. Adjoining the church are a monastery and school. The church is located just a few minutes walk from the Murinsel.

3) Franziskanerkirche (must see)

Franziskanerkirche (Franciscan Church), located in Franziskanerplatz, is considered to be one of the oldest churches in Graz. The church and monastery were begun around 1239 and were finally completed around 1277. The Franziskanerkirche bell, dating to 1272, is also one of the oldest bells in city. On entering Franziskanerkirche, the visitors are impressed by the harmonious combination of Gothic architecture and 20th century works of art.

4) Stiegenkirche (must see)

Stiegenkirche (Church of the Stairs) is a Roman Catholic church situated in Sporgasse. The church is located in the oldest part of Graz and was originally the monastery church of the Augustinian Hermits. It was rebuilt between 1613 and 1628, but the original staircase, which now gives the church its name, was preserved.

5) Katharinenkirche

Katharinenkirche (St. Catherine's Church), together with the Mausoleum, form a beautiful architectural ensemble. The church was designed by architect Giovanni Pietro de Pomis in 1614. The Katharinenkirche building is one of the most important mannerist buildings in Austria.

6) Stadtpfarrkirche

Stadtpfarrkirche, situated in Herrengasse, is the oldest parish church in Graz, first mentioned in historical records in 1343. The church was originally a small Gothic chapel; Baroque elements were added later. Today's church is mainly Neogothic in style, the only remaining Baroque elements being the chapel of St. John Nepomuk and the "Assumption of Mary" above the High Altar. The tower of Stadtpfarrkirche rises above all other buildings in the street. The church organ is among the finest in Austria.

7) Heilandskirche

Heilandskirche is a splendid Protestant church, located in Kaiser Josef Platz in the St. Leonhard district. The church was built in 1853 by architect Franz Zehengruber and was renovated by Werner Hollomey in 1992, when it received a new look, including beautifully ornamented windows, portable altar, and pulpit. The Helilandskirche congregation is the second largest congregation in Austria.
Herz Jesu Kirche

8) Herz Jesu Kirche (must see)

The Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) is the largest church in Graz. It was designed by architect Georg Hauberrisser and constructed between 1881 and 1887. The church was designed in the Neogothic style, with a large, high nave and under-church. The tower is 109.6 meters tall, making it the third-highest church tower in Austria. Of special note are the stained glass windows, which are among the few extant examples in Austria of Neogothic stained glass. The altar area was remodelled in 1988 by Gustav Troger, just after the centenary of the church. Apart from that, everything is still according to the architect's concept.
Sight description based on wikipedia

9) Münzgrabenkirche

The Münzgrabenkirche, also called Fatimakirche zum Unbefleckten Herz Marias, is a Catholic parish church in Graz. The church is named after the famous Portuguese shrine of Fátima. The present church was built on the site of the 17th century St. Anne's church, which was destroyed by bombing during World War II. Münzgrabenkirche was designed by architect George Lippert and features a beautiful nave, choir, and side belfry.
St. Josef Kirche

10) St. Josef Kirche

St. Josef Kirche is a splendid parish church. It was built in the early 1900s in the Florentine Renaissance style, and was designed by Hans Pascher. Full of history, the church features two remarkable statues of St. Josef and a beautiful high altar.

Walking Tours in Graz, Austria

Create Your Own Walk in Graz

Create Your Own Walk in Graz

Creating your own self-guided walk in Graz is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Buildings Tour in Graz

Religious Buildings Tour in Graz

Graz is the home of a great number of beautiful churches, cathedrals, and other religious buildings. The churches of Graz combine many different architectural styles, including Neorenaissance, Gothic, and Baroque, and are of great interest to students and lovers of European architecture. Take this tour to explore the beautiful and historic churches and synagogues of Graz.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Graz Modern Architecture Walking Tour

Graz Modern Architecture Walking Tour

Named the Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003, Graz is well known for a number of new buildings, including the Civic Exhibition Hall (Stadthalle), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Kunstmuseum), the Island in the Mur, and the Children's Museum. These and many other buildings are among the city's highlights. Take this self-guided tour to explore the impressive modern architecture of Graz.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The Old Town in Graz is one of the best preserved city districts in Central Europe. Recently, in 1999, Old Graz was added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. The main landmarks and most notable monuments in Graz are situated in this part of the city. Take this walk to learn more about beautiful Old Graz.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Graz Art Galleries Tour

Graz Art Galleries Tour

Graz, named the European Capital of Culture for 2003, offers a great selection of different art galleries that are definitely worth visiting. Exhibits of modern art and the works of medieval masters can be found just a few footsteps apart. Take this self-guided tour to explore wonderful art galleries of Graz.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Graz Museums Walking Tour

Graz Museums Walking Tour

The city of Graz hosts many wonderful museums. Perhaps your interest will be caught by one of the exhibitions at the City Museum, or maybe the Hans Gross Criminological Museum is more your style. Whatever your interests, you will find something to engage them on this self-guided tour exploring the fascinating museums of Graz.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Graz Nightlife Walking Tour

Graz Nightlife Walking Tour

Nightlife in Graz is a great experience. The city is a paradise for party goers and those who like to listen to different kinds of music, such as hip-hop, drum & bass, R&B, and house. You can choose from a great variety of nightclubs to suit your musical tastes. The following walking tour will guide you through the best nightlife spots in Graz.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Graz for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Graz has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Graz, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.