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Massive cross unveiled in Tyrol

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Massive cross unveiled in Tyrol
Photo: APA/ANDREAS LANGREITER

A gigantic 30 metre high and 19 metre wide cross was officially unveiled on Thursday in the Tyrolean lowlands by Governor Günther Platter (ÖVP).

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The bizarre monument is located on the summit of the Buchensteinwand in the Pillersee valley, at an altitude of 1,456 metres.


Live view from web camera of the building.  Photo: Jakobskreuz

Containing several meeting and meditation rooms and five viewing platforms, the so-called Jakob's Cross lies on the Jakob's Way, a pilgrimage route across Austria.

The cost of the structure was around 1.9 million. 


Architect's rendering of the cross-building in the evening.  Photo: Jakobskreuz

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