The Basilica of St. Vitus (Münster St. Vitus) is located on the Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach. Together with the town hall and the Church of the Assumption (Kirche St. Mariä Himmelfahrt), it forms the historical centre of the city. Worth seeing is the Bible window from the 13th century in the choir of the church. [German]
The Parish Church of the Ascension (Župnijska cerkev Gospodovega vnebohoda) was built according to plans by the Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik in the 1920s. The locals call the distinctive building White Dove (bela golobica). Inside, the ceiling is adorned with pottery from the surrounding area. [German]
The Baroque church attached to Olimje Castle was built between 1665 and 1675. At the side chapel, I discovere a statue dedicated to Saint Anthony the Great. One attribute of this saint is the pig, which can be seen lying at his feet.
The construction of the Catholic Parish church in Gloggnitz started in 1933 but wasn’t finished before 1962. The church is dedicated to Christ the King, so it is generally known as Christkönigskirche.
The pilgrimage church of Maria Taferl (Wallfahrtsbasilika Maria Taferl) is after the pilgrimage church of Mariazell the second most import pilgrimage church of Austria. Since 1947 the church has been granted the title basilica minor.
In the beginning, the later cathedral of Halle was a church built by the Dominican. Traditionally churches of a mendicant order don’t have a tower. The lovely gables were added by Cardinal Albert of Brandenburg. Today it is just a church again but people of Halle still call the edifice a Dom (cathedral).
The chapel of Querfurt Castle was built in the second half of the 12th century. It is located in the middle of the castle. Inside the chapel is decorated in a Baroque style. The tower behind the chapel is named Marterturm (Tower of Torture).
Inside the Naumburg Cathedral (13th century) in Naumburg (Saale) there are fascinating as well as fun details to see at some handrails. The handrails are decorated with persons, animals and mythical creatures. Some of them made me think the way to heaven is probably arduous.
The church of St. Wenceslaus (Stadtpfarrkirche St. Wenzel) was built in the 15th century. Inside it is famous for paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and a Baroque organ named Hildebrand Orgel. The viewing platform on top of the tower (Wenzelsturm) is a great place for taking pictures of the town.