This small chapel is part of the Dom zu Gurk and has unusually well-preserved late Romanesque paintings dating from 1263. One side is dedicated to the life of Mary, including the Annunciation, the other to the birth of Jesus. You can also see the oldest surviving example of Austrian stained glass here in the arched and round windows.

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1. Dom zu Gurk

0.02 MILES

With its harmonious pillared crypt, the Dom (built between 1140 and 1200) is Austria’s foremost church from the Romanesque epoch. Inside you will also…

2. Peterskirche

7.43 MILES

Parts of this pretty village church date back to the 13th century. It has unusually modest interiors that mix Gothic and later elements. The Peterskirche…

3. St Bartholomew Church

7.47 MILES

St Bartholomew's is a towering 10th-century Gothic church that boasts some striking Romanesque elements, most notably the two almost-symmetrical towers.

4. Burg Hochosterwitz

11.14 MILES

This fairy-tale fortress claims to be the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty and drapes itself around the slopes of a hill, with 14 gate towers…

5. Lingkor

12.76 MILES

Insert a €2 coin into the turnstile set in a stupa to access this Buddhist walkway that climbs high above serene Hüttenberg. The metal staircases cling to…

6. Heinrich Harrer Museum

12.79 MILES

One of Carinthia's most fascinating attractions is the Heinrich Harrer Museum, a former school now packed with items shipped back from Harrer's…

7. Pilgrimage Church

13.61 MILES

Maria Saal, a small town perched on a fortified hill 10km north of Klagenfurt, is worth the 10-minute bus journey to see its early-15th-century pilgrimage…

8. Kärntner Botanikzentrum

16.94 MILES

This small botanical garden is especially popular for its evocative landscape of small cliffs with alpine plants, and for another section with a waterfall…