Mariahilferplatz - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama of Mariahilferplatz in Graztaken on sunny morning late March 2010. The square is dominated by Mariahilferkirche and lined with various cafes and restaurants.
Mariahilferplatz - FURTHER INFORMATION
Mariahilferplatz - Graz visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Mariahilferplatz' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Styria.
Mariahilferplatz lies on the west side of the Mur River close to the Murinsel in central Graz. Dominating the western side of the square is Mariahilferkirche, a church whose twin towers are a major landmark within the city.
As with many squares within Graz, Mariahilferplatz is lined with restaurants and cafes. Within the square is a single tree and a fountain. It is a short walk from here to the Kunsthaus Graz.
When originally built in 1611, Mariahilferkirche did not have two towers. Instead the church, designed by Pietro de Pomis, had a simple triangular pediment classically used to front temples and also a dome. The two towers were added by Josef Hueber in 742-1744 and in 1769 the great dome over the chancel was removed.
8020 Graz, Austria
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Südtiroler Platz/Kunsthaus (N1, N5, N7, SE5), Schlossbergplatz/Murinsel (Sackstraße) (N5, SE5)
Tram: Südtiroler Platz/Kunsthaus (1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 13), Schlossbergplatz/Murinsel (Sackstraße) (4, 5, 12)