Capuchin Church in Vienna

Kapuzinergruft in Vienna, Austria

Below this unimposing walls of the Capuchin Church the bodies of 12 emperors and 18 empresses are laid to rest inside the Imperial Crypt. More…

The two churches of Burgau

The two churches of Burgau, Austria

After visiting an exhibition at Schloss Burgau I walked along the small pond nearby. Well, it was one of those moments one want to take a photo of ‘both’ churches. More…

Cathedral of Salzburg

Cathedral of Salzburg, Austria

The cathedral of Salzburg (Dom zu Salzburg) was built in 17th century. In the background one can see the funicular up to Hohensalzburg Fortress. Interesting detail: By visiting the Dommuseum which is integrated into the cathedral I had the chance to see the nave from above. More…

Frauenkirche in Munich

Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany

The Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady), also known as Münchner Dom, is the largest church in Munich, the capital city of Bavaria. I took this view after climbing up the tower of another church called St. Peter. More…

St Daniel’s Church in Štanjel

Church of Štanjel, Slovenia

St Daniel’s Church in Štanjel (Italian: San Daniele del Carso) was built in the 15th century as the burial vault of the Counts of Cobenzl. I like this church especially for the shape of its steeple. A shape I several times in the region later. Štanjel also offers a beautiful garden named  Ferrarijev vrt (Ferrari Garden). More…

Barfüsser Church in Erfurt

Barfüsser Church in Erfurt, Germany

During a stay at an IBIS hotel in Erfurt I had a very special view from my room: The ruins of the Barfüsserkirche, a church named after an order of the Franciscan (‘Barfüsser’) which had been destroyed in 1944. More…

Ulm Minster in Ulm

Ulm minster on a foggy day

Though Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster) is built in Gothic style it wasn’t finished before 1890. With its steeple measuring 161.5 metres, it is the tallest church in the world. Visitors are allowed to climb up to a height of 143 m.

Franciscan Church in Graz

Church of the Franciscan in Graz, Austria

Two beauties of Graz: The landmark of Graz named Uhrturm in the background and the Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche) in the foreground. The church is part of the oldest monastery in the city. Sometimes I am using the hidden cloister for relaxing from the hurly-burly of the shopping streets in Graz.