Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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Herz-Jesu-Kirche
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
47°04′11″N 15°27′21″E / 47.06972°N 15.45583°E / 47.06972; 15.45583Coordinates: 47°04′11″N 15°27′21″E / 47.06972°N 15.45583°E / 47.06972; 15.45583
Location Graz, Styria
Country Austria
Denomination Roman Catholic
Architecture
Architect(s) Georg Hauberrisser
Style Neogothic
Years built 1881-1887

The Herz-Jesu-Kirche (English: Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) is the largest church in Graz, Austria. It was designed down to the last detail by architect Georg Hauberrisser and constructed from 1881 to 1887.

The church was designed in the Neogothic style, with a large, high nave and under-church. The tower is 109.6 meters tall, making it the third-highest church tower in Austria. Of special note are the stained glass windows, which are among the few extant examples in Austria of Neogothic stained glass.

The altar area was remodelled in 1988 by Gustav Troger, just after the centenary of the church. Apart from that, everything is still according to the architect's concept.

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