This is why he is famous, since the period of Protestantism in Austria was very short-lived and it is the largest Protestant (rather, formerly Protestant) church in the country. In addition, it is the first large Protestant church in Austria.
The cathedral was dedicated to the Holy Trinity, but it did not last long, as in 20 years the process of counter-reformation began, that is, the return of Austria back to the bosom of the Catholic Church. The process was bloodless, and the church eventually ended up in the hands of Catholics.
The cathedral acquired its present appearance only in 1963, when the ruins of the hospital building were completely dismantled. During the Second World War, surrounding buildings were badly damaged by bombing, and as a result they decided to simply dismantle. The facade was finished only in 1973.
From old times only fragments of bas-reliefs that you can see in our photo gallery have been preserved.
The interior of the cathedral was almost completely destroyed during the great fire of 1723, when almost all of Klagenfurt was burnt. The church began to be reconstructed almost from scratch.
Ornamentation on the ceilings appeared at this time, and the drawings themselves appeared later. As well as new altars, the central part of the main one you saw on the first photo in this article.
Different murals are made by different artists, and many differ in style. Below you will find a small gallery of photo murals on the ceiling of the Klagenfurt Cathedral.
In 1787 an important event occurred. The leadership of the diocese Gurka moved from the city of Gurk to Klagenfurt. Despite the move, the diocese is still called, it was not renamed.
We are afraid that many readers have not understood what we said in the previous paragraph, so let us explain some of the terms. The diocese is a unit of territorial division in the church. Often, the boundaries of the diocese coincide with the administrative boundaries of regions and regions of countries, but this is not necessary. At the head of the diocese is a bishop or archbishop.