Innsbruck is an ancient and still today important European traffic junction. The city has always been an important stopover for pilgrims. So for us too. We were really proud that we made the distance from Vienna to here on foot.
Our first way leads us to the Innsbruck Cathedral. After we have seen dozens of copies of the Mariahilf picture on the Austrian Way of St. James, starting in Vienna Mariahilf, we are here in front of the original.
The many Mariahilfbilder in Innsbruck and especially the original in the cathedral got their own page:
The Innsbruck cathedral is dedicated to St. James the Elder. Even before 1717, a Gothic church of St. James stood here, which is said to have been built here in 1181 when Innsbruck was founded. Inside, on the main altar, there is the famous miraculous image "Mariahilf" (mary help us) by Lucas Cranach the Elder.
On the front fašade left above the portal the Tyrolean Saint Notburga has its place.
Pictures of the Innsbruck Cathedral
Pictures of the tour in Innsbruck
A visit to the
is worthwhile. It is well served by public transportion