Diocese Graz-Seckau

Diözese Graz-Seckau, Graz, Austria
The Diocese Graz-Seckau is representing a regional chapter of “The Roman Catholic Church in Austria” and has the best capacities to get access to valuable information and responsible stakeholders related to cultural routes of middle-age churches in Austria. The diocese was founded in 1218 and has about 10. 000 employees as well as 40.000 voluntary workers in several activity areas such as liturgy, social welfare projects, diakonia and education. Covering the federal state of Styria we register about 890. 000 Catholic people (74% of the Styrians) and about 380 parishes.



Styria (German: Steiermark) is a state or Bundesland, located in the southeast of Austria with a big variety of thematic routes of to different topics such as pilgrimage, golf, volcanos, wine, water etc. It borders Slovenia as well as the other Austrian states of Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Burgenland, and Carinthia. The population (as of 2011) was 1,210,700. The capital city is Graz (255,000 inhabitants). In Styria, you’ll find all the attractions of Austria in one province. Between the unspoilt nature of the Dachstein glacier and the enchanting scenery of the wine region, there is an abundance of lovely scenic spots and many impressing cultural treasures. The Styrian people, well known for their hospitality, invite you to discover the diversity of their province. Graz was Cultural Capital of Europe in 2003 – and a whole lot more, the medieval town centre (elevated to the status to the status of a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO) resonates by sending out a quickening pulse of life. The region of Styria is very dedicated to sustainable development and environmentally responsible tourism. With the slogan “Green Lungs & Green Heart” a wide range of touristic and culinary experiences and policies are offered to the guests.This harmonious mixture is an important part of what Styrians regard as a holistic view of health and life in general. To create a cultural route on churches in our region could enrich the region and its touristic offer with more cultural sightseeing points of interest.


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