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St. James Cathedral

Dom zu St. Jakob

 
 
St. James Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 15, 2013
1. St. James Cathedral Marker
Inscription.
Die heutige barocke Dom- Pfarrkirche wurde 1717/24 nach Plänen von Johann Jakob Herkommer mit einer für ihn charakteristischen Chorkuppel erbaut. Zuvor erhoben sich hier seit der Anlage der Altstadt (ab 1180) mehrere Vorgängerbauten, deren Patrozinium zum hl. Apostel Jakob d.Ä. erstmals 1270 genannt wird. 1643 zur selbständigen Pfarre erhoben, wurde die Kirche vor allem durch ihr “Mariahilf”- Gnadenbild von Lukas Cranach d.Ä. (um 1537) berühmt. Hervorzuheben ist auch das Grabdenkmal des Deutschordens-Hochmeisters Erzherzog Maximilian III. von Österreich von Caspar Gras (1618).

German-English translation:

St. James Cathedral

The present baroque cathedral parish was 1717-24 built according to plans by Johann Jakob Herkommer, with his characteristic dome choir. Since the founding of the old town (from 1180), several previous buildings have occupied this site, among them the patronal chapel of St. Apostle James the Elder, first mentioned in 1270. In 1643, an independent parish was formed here, whose church became known for having the famous with "Mariahilf" (Virgin Mary) painting - a revered image by Lucas Cranach the Elder (around 1537). Also here is the grave monument of the German Order's Grand Master Archduke Maximilian III. of Austria by Caspar Gras (1618).
St. James Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 15, 2013
2. St. James Cathedral Marker
The marker is on the right side of the the cathedral, near the front.

 
Erected by Stadt Innsbruck (City of Innsbruck).
 
Location. 47° 16.162′ N, 11° 23.624′ E. Marker is in Innsbruck, Tyrol. Marker is at the intersection of Domplatz and Pfarrgasse, on the right when traveling north on Domplatz. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Innsbruck, Tyrol 6020, Austria.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marc Antonio Cesti (a few steps from this marker); Innsbruck's First School (within shouting distance of this marker); Precht House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Teutonic Order House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Golden Roof and New Courtyard (about 90 meters away); Bederlunger House (about 90 meters away); Jakob Hutter (about 90 meters away); Hölblinghaus (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Innsbruck.
 
Also see . . .  Geschichte (History). The Diocese of Innsbruck presents a German-language history of the Cathedral. (Submitted on September 23, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
St. James Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 15, 2013
3. St. James Cathedral
Innsbruck Peace Carillon plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 15, 2013
4. Innsbruck Peace Carillon plaque
This plaque is on the left side of the cathedral, near the front.

In diesem turm des domes zu St. Jakob
befindet sich das aus 48 glocken bestehende
Innsbrucker Friedensglockenspiel
es wurde am 4 dezember 1982 eingeweiht
und soll täglich zum frieden mahnen
Tourismusverband Innsbruck


German-English translation:

In this tower of the Cathedral of St. James
are the 48 bells that compose the
Innsbruck Peace Carillon
It was inaugurated on 4 December 1982
and shall daily toll for the remembrance of peace.
Innsbruck Tourism
 
 
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