List of cathedrals in Austria

This is a list of cathedrals in Austria, including both actual and former diocesan cathedrals (seats of bishops). Almost all cathedrals in Austria are Roman Catholic, but any non-Roman Catholic cathedrals are also listed here.

The list is intended to be complete.

Although the word "Kathedrale" is used formally in German, the more usual word is "Dom". This not only refers to cathedrals in the proper sense as the seats of bishops, but also to a small number of large churches in Austria, which are known as "Dom" as a mark of distinction or historical importance (sometimes known by the description "Prachtdom", i.e., churches called "Dom" because of their magnificence or splendour). These are included in a separate section, without implying that they have the status of cathedrals.

Roman Catholic cathedrals [ edit ]

Cathedral Archdiocese

or Diocese
Location Dedication Description Notes
Eisenstadt Cathedral

Eisenstädter Dom; Dom Sankt Martin, Eisenstadt
Diocese of Eisenstadt Burgenland, Eisenstadt Saint Martin cathedral from 1960, when the diocese was created
Feldkirch Cathedral

Feldkircher Dom; Dom Sankt Nikolai, Feldkirch
Diocese of Feldkirch Vorarlberg, Feldkirch Saint Nicholas cathedral from 1968, when the diocese was created
Göss Abbey

Reichsstift Göss; Stiftskirche St. Andrä
Diocese of Graz-Seckau Styria, Leoben Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Andrew former cathedral, previously an abbey church; now a parish church Benedictine abbey 12th century-1782; cathedral of the Diocese of Leoben, founded 1785, abolished 1859 (although administered by the Diocese of Seckau after the death of the first and only bishop in 1800)
Graz Cathedral

Grazer Dom; Dom Sankt Ägydius, Graz
Diocese of Graz-Seckau Styria, Graz Saint Giles cathedral from 1782 or 1786, on the move of the seat of the Bishops of Seckau to Graz
Gurk Cathedral

Gurker Dom; Dom Mariä Himmelfahrt, Gurk
Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt Carinthia, Gurk Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary co-cathedral from 1787; cathedral of the Diocese of Gurk 1071-1787
Innsbruck Cathedral

Innsbrucker Dom; Dom Sankt Jakob, Innsbruck
Diocese of Innsbruck Tyrol, Innsbruck Saint James the Great cathedral from 1964, when the diocese of Innsbruck-Feldkirch was created; renamed diocese of Innsbruck in 1968
Klagenfurt Cathedral

Klagenfurter Dom; Dom der Heiligen Petrus und Paulus, Klagenfurt
Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt Carinthia, Klagenfurt Saint Peter and Saint Paul cathedral from 1787, when the bishops' seat was transferred here from Gurk
New Cathedral, Linz

Neuer Dom; Mariä-Empfängnis-Dom, Linz
Diocese of Linz Upper Austria, Linz Immaculate Conception cathedral from 1924, when dedicated, replacing the Old Cathedral, Linz; construction began in 1855/1862
Old Cathedral, Linz

Alter Dom; Domkirche St. Ignatius, Linz
Diocese of Linz Upper Austria, Linz Saint Ignatius Loyola co-cathedral from 1924, after the dedication of the present cathedral; cathedral 1785-1924; previously a Jesuit church (from 1669)
Basilica of St Laurence, Lorch

Basilika St. Laurenz
Diocese of Linz Upper Austria, Enns, Lorch Saint Lawrence minor basilica an earlier building on the site was the cathedral in the 4th/5th centuries of the bishopric of Lauriacum, the bishopric of the Roman province of Noricum; the present church dates from the 13th/14th centuries, and has never been the seat of a bishop (the title of Archbishop of Lauriacum has recently been re-created for a titular archbishopric).
Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburger Dom
Archdiocese of Salzburg State of Salzburg, Salzburg Saint Vergil and Saint Rupert cathedral from 987, in an earlier building on the site; the present building was dedicated in 1628
St. Peter's Archabbey, Salzburg

Erzabtei St. Peter
Archdiocese of Salzburg State of Salzburg, Salzburg Saint Peter former cathedral, abbey church until 987, the abbey church was also the cathedral, as the abbots of St. Peter's were also the Archbishops of Salzburg
Franciscan Church, Salzburg

Franziskanerkirche Unserer Lieben Frau, Salzburg
Archdiocese of Salzburg State of Salzburg, Salzburg Blessed Virgin Mary pro-cathedral 1600-28, parish church; former friary church used as cathedral while the present Salzburg Cathedral was under construction
Sankt Andrä Cathedral; St. Andrew's Church, Sankt Andrä

Dom- und Stadtpfarrkirche St. Andrä im Lavanttal
Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt Carinthia, Sankt Andrä Saint Andrew former cathedral, now parish church cathedral of the former Diocese of Lavant from 1228 to 1859, when the diocese was moved to Marburg (Maribor, now in Slovenia)
Sankt Pölten Cathedral

Sankt Pöltner Dom; Dom Mariä Himmelfahrt, Sankt Pölten
Diocese of Sankt Pölten Lower Austria, Sankt Pölten Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary cathedral from 1785 (diocese created in 1784/85)
Seckau Abbey

Dom- und Abteikirche Mariä Himmelfahrt; Dom im Gebirg
Diocese of Graz-Seckau Seckau Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary co-cathedral, abbey church; minor basilica from 1782; cathedral of the Diocese of Seckau 1218-1782, although in practice the bishops were based at the nearby Schloss Seggau
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

Archdiocese of Vienna Vienna Saint Stephen cathedral; World Heritage Site from 1147, the date of foundation of the diocese
Wettingen-Mehrerau Abbey

Territorialabtei Wettingen-Mehrerau
territory of Wettingen-Mehrerau Abbey Vorarlberg, Bregenz The Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the Sea, and of Mehrerau territorial abbey (directly subordinate to the Holy See) formerly Benedictine (c .611-1807), now Cistercian (from 1854); the abbot has the rank of a bishop in respect of the abbey's territory
Cathedral of the Military Ordinariate in Austria

St.-Georgs-Kathedrale, Wiener Neustadt
Military Ordinariate of Austria

Militärseelsorge Österreich
Lower Austria, Wiener Neustadt Saint George cathedral since 1987 also the chapel of Burg Wiener Neustadt and the Theresian Military Academy
Wiener Neustadt Cathedral

Dom Mariä Himmelfahrt und St. Rupert; Liebfrauendom
Archdiocese of Vienna Lower Austria, Wiener Neustadt Assumption of Mary and Saint Rupert former cathedral, now parish church cathedral from 1468 or 1469 to 1785 of the former Diocese of Wiener Neustadt (now a titular bishopric)

Old Catholic cathedrals [ edit ]

Cathedral Archdiocese

or Diocese
Location Dedication Church Notes
Church of the Holy Saviour, Vienna

Sankt Salvator, Wien; Salvatorkapelle
Old Catholic Church of Austria [1] Vienna, Innere Stadt, Wipplingerstraße 6 / Altes Rathaus Holy Saviour Old Catholic Church former chapel of the Altes Rathaus

Orthodox Cathedrals [ edit ]

Cathedral Archdiocese

or Diocese
Location Dedication Church Notes
Coptic Church of Our Lady of Zeitoun

Koptische Kirche der Heiligen Jungfrau von Zeitoun
Coptic Church in Austria [2] Vienna, Donaustadt, Hirschstetten, Quadenstraße Our Lady of Zeitoun Coptic Church
Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Vienna

Russisch-Orthodoxe Kathedrale, Wien
Patriarchate of Moscow and All Russia, Diocese of Vienna and Austria[3] Vienna, Landstraße, Jauresgasse Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox cathedral, Vienna
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Vienna

Griechenkirche zur heiligen Dreifaltigkeit
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople: Metropolis of Austria and Exarchate of Hungary and Middle Europe[4] Vienna, Innere Stadt, Fleischmarkt Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Non-episcopal churches often referred to as Dom [ edit ]

The following churches are often referred to as Dom but have never been the seats of bishops:

  • Maria Saaler Dom, or Church of the Assumption, Maria Saal, Carinthia: pilgrimage church (a predecessor church was the administrative centre of the missionary bishops - "chorepiscopi" - of Carinthia from the 8th century to 945 and similar in status to a cathedral; the present building dates from the 15th century and has never been the seat of a bishop)
  • Pongauer Dom, or St. John's Church, St. Johann im Pongau, Salzburg (Land): parish church
  • Söllandler Bauerndom, or Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Söll, Tyrol: parish church
  • Dom am Pyhrn, Stift Spital am Pyhrn, Pfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt, or Church of the Assumption, on the Pyhrn Pass, Spital am Pyhrn, Upper Austria: parish church, originally the church of a hospital, later a collegiate foundation, now a museum and concert venue

Notes and references [ edit ]

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