In the past the Church of St Peter and Paul (Cerkev sv. Petra in Pavla) was considered one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Slovenia. After demolition in World War II the reconstructed version of the edifice still shapes the view of the city.
The parish church designed by the Slovene architect Jože Plečnik was built in the 1920s. It is dedicated to the Ascension of Jesus but people just call it ‘The White Dove’. Inside it surprises its visitors with a ceiling adorned with pottery and ceramics. Continue reading →
The Marian basilica located in the Styrian place of Mariazell is the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria and one of the most visited shrines in Europe. In front of the church you can see the typical stalls for pilgrimage places selling pilgrimage souvenirs (Wallfahrtswaren)
This church in Neuhaus am Rennweg (Stadtkirche in Neuhaus am Rennweg) is considered as one of the largest wooden churches in the German state of Thuringia. The edifice was built in the style of neo-Gothic in 1892. Outside the church is slate-tiled which is typical for this part of Germany.
St. Cyriakus was built in 10th century and is an example of Ottonian architecture. Inside one can find a late 11th century copy of the grave of Christ. I was especially surprised by the fact that the layout of this church has a lack of right angles. The church is part of the Transromanica.
Amazing piece of art, isn’t it? The 11th century Romanesque wheel chandelier is composed of a circular hoop which is 6 metres in diameter. It is placed in the Hildesheim Cathedral and was named after Bishop Hezilo of Hildesheim.
Speaking in terms of space the New Cathedral of Linz (Neuer Dom) is the largest church of Austria. It is even larger than St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. This photo was taken from the top of a wooden tower named Keine Sorgen Turm, which has been erected for the event Höhenrausch.
At St. Jodok Church (Pilgerkirche St. Jodokus) this depiction of a caged up chicken made me smile. It is part of a large fresco telling a legend, which is in Germany generally known as Hühnerwunder (chicken wonder).
The church was named after Jodok (Saint Judoc) who had lived in 7th century. The church was first mentioned in 14th century. An interesting architectural detail: The church is protected against avalanches by a chapel in front of its main entrance.