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Cathedral of Saint James, Innsbruck

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Visit the canopied tomb of Archduke Maximilian III at Cathedral of Saint James, the 18th-century Baroque cathedral dedicated to the apostle Saint James. Built between 1717 and 1724, the cathedral, with its lavish Baroque interior, is known for the painting Maria Hilf by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Considered one of the most venerated Marian images in the Christendom, it hangs above the main altar of the cathedral. Heavily damaged during World War II, the cathedral was eventually restored and features detailed artwork, sculptures, and a carefully-crafted pipe organ. Be sure to go on a guided tour to learn more about the historical background of the cathedral. Using our custom trip planner, Innsbruck attractions like Cathedral of Saint James can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The St.Jakob Cathedral is absolutely worth a visit. Whether you would like to attend a trade fair or not, worth the visit once
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  • Visited Christmas afternoon. So beautiful and peaceful. Worth paying the €1 charge for pictures without a doubt 
  • Just for having been the location for the visit of Pope John Paul II is already worth a visit. Not to mention the beautiful interior, which surprises who see the simplicity of the facade
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  • Impressive baroque cathedral very typical of the style. I would recommend making a few minutes in your schedule to see it.
  • The organ is spectacular. You need to pay a euro or two for photo permission before entering.
  • No entrance fee but taking photo for 1 euro!
  • The Domkirche zu St. Jakob (Cathedral of St. James) is an 18th-century Baroque cathedral in Innsbruck, Austria. Innsbruck Cathedral has a plain but window-filled facade with two towers topped with domes. A large dome covers the transept crossing. The interior is fully decorated in the Baroque style, with contributions from the Asam Brothers. The main attraction of the interior is the altarpiece entitled Maria Hilf (Mary of Succor) by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Also of interest is a monument of 1620 honoring Archduke Maximilian III (d.1618), in the north aisle.
  • It's a quaint cathedral but persists upon itself. The gaudy spectacle of golden everything is too much.