Herz-Jesu-Kirche

Graz, Austria

The Herz-Jesu-Kirche is the largest church in Graz. It was designed down to the last detail by architect Georg Hauberrisser and constructed from 1881 to 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.

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Nibelungengasse 30, Graz, Austria
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Founded: 1881-1887
Category: Religious sites in Austria

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JB JB (2 years ago)
The Herz-Jesu-Kirche, which was built from 1881 to 1887, is the largest church in Graz and also the most beautiful in my opinion.
Draga Paskova (3 years ago)
Beautiful church, freezing in winter, if you go for a concert during that period, dress warmly!
Carmichael Planincic (3 years ago)
Take me to church .Outstanding church
Jared King (3 years ago)
Big beautiful church that unlike the other churches in graz has some of its own space for you to marvel at it.
Andreas Polz (6 years ago)
Parish Church, yet larger than the cathedral in Graz, and the highest spire in Graz. Quite typical neo-gothic late 19th century redbrick architecture. Open for prayer all days. Services on all weekdays, and twice on Sunday.
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