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Introducing Gurk

This small town (Krka in Slovenian), some 18km west of the Friesach–Klagenfurt road, is famous for its former Dom, which was built between 1140 and 1200, and still operates as a church. With its harmonious pillared crypt, this is Austria’s foremost church from the Romanesque epoch. Inside you will also find Gothic reticulated vaulting, and most of the church fittings are either baroque or rococo. The early-baroque high altar has a startling 72 statues and 82 angel heads.

The frescoes in the Bischofskapelle, dating from around 1200, are all the more beautiful for the use of raw colours.