Dom im Gebirge
Cathedral in the Mountains
Among all the early monastery churches in Styria—Göss, Admont, St Lambrecht, Rein or Vorau—only Seckau still presents itself as a Romanesque building. In 1140, Adalram of Waldeck founded an Augustinian monastery, which was relocated to Seckau two years later. The driving force behind the foundation of the monastery was Archbishop Konrad I of Salzburg. The church consecrated in 1164 is a typical Romanesque basilica. Its appearance was reinforced by towers and the eastern end, which were built only 100 years ago. The interior is strikingly uniform: A basilica with three naves, massive masonry, small clerestory windows and »Saxon alternating support« (round column—round column—rectangular pillar) show the union of several architectural movements, including the Hirsau reform movement. It is this church that Archbishop Eberhart II of Salzburg designated as the cathedral church of the new Diocese in 1218. Even though the cathedral was relocated to Graz in 1786, the »Cathedral in the Mountains« is still present in the name of the Diocese of Graz-Seckau.
Text aus |Text from: Last & Inspiration. 800 Jahre – 8 Fragen. Ausstellungen zu »800 Jahre Diözese Graz-Seckau« | Burden & Inspiration. 800 Years – 8 Questions. Exhibitions on »800 Years of the Diocese of Graz-Seckau«, herausgegeben von | edited by Heimo Kaindl, Alois Kölbl, Johannes Rauchenberger, Styria Verlag, Wien 2018, S. | p. 238-239.