Religious Buildings Tour in Graz (Self Guided), 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.
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Religious Buildings Tour in Graz Map

Guide Name: Religious Buildings Tour in Graz
Guide Location: Austria » Graz (See other walking tours in Graz)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: ashley
Graz Synagogue

1) Graz Synagogue

Graz Synagogue is a beautiful synagogue, situated in David Herzog Platz. The original synagogue was built in 1892 and belonged to the Jewish community with its 2500 members. It was destroyed in 1938 and all the Jews of Graz were deported to Vienna. The site of the destroyed synagogue remained empty for many years, with just a lawn and a memorial stone. In 1989, architects Jörg und Ingrid Mayr designed the new synagogue, which was presented to the Jewish community by the city council of Graz in 2000 as a gesture of reconciliation. The Synagogue has twelve pillars that represent twelve tribes of Israel.
Altkatholische Kirche

2) Altkatholische Kirche

Altkatholische Kirche, located in Kernstockgasse, is a splendid Catholic church, dedicated to Saint Christopher. An orphanage with its associated church occupied this location in the 17th century. The building was later converted into school and then, in 1901, into the present church. Inside the church there is a beautiful Christmas creche in the form of a winged altar.
St. Andrä Kirche

3) St. Andrä Kirche

St. Andrä Kirche, located in Kernstockgasse in the Gries district, is dedicated to St. Andreas. The original church was constructed between 1616 and 1627, according to the plans of architect Archangelo Carlone. In the 18th century, the church was reconstructed in Baroque style. The present facade in Neorenaissance style was added in 1876.

4) Bürgerspitalkirche

The Bürgerspitalkirche (Hospital Church), situated in Lend district of Graz, is a Roman Catholic church. The church was constructed according to the plans of Joseph Carlone in 1498. The Bürgerspitalkirche was built in late Gothic style. The interior of the church is predominantly Baroque, with a high Baroque altar and a tabernacle in Rococo style.

5) Barmherzigenkirche

The Barmherzigenkirche, situated in Lend district in Annenstraße, between Südtiroler Platz and Roseggerhausis is also a Roman Catholic church. The church was designed by the famous Graz architect Johann Stengg, who also renovated the monastery church in Rein. The architecture and the interior design are Baroque. A special feature of the church is the tower facade, which is of great artistic and historical significance.

6) Mariahilferkirche (must see)

Mariahilferkirche (Church of Our Lady of Succor), located in Mariahilferplatz, dates back to the 17th century and was designed by Giovanni Pietro de Pomis in the Baroque style. The twin towers of the church were constructed in 1742. The interior of the church is simple but beautiful.

7) Kreuzkirche

Kreuzkirche (Church of the Cross), situated in Mühlgasse, is an evangelical church that is also a popular music venue. The church was built by architect Otto Kuhlmann between 1912 and 1914. The church has a nave with buttresses, an open porch, and a large tower, which formerly had an onion dome (destroyed in World War II). Particularly interesting are the interior decorations with angels and splendid paintings, unusual in an evangelical church.

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.
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 Museums Walking Tour

Graz Museums Walking Tour

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

Graz Nightlife Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 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
Places of Worship Walking Tour in Graz

Places of Worship Walking Tour in Graz

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.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 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: 1.5 km