500th anniversary of the death of Emperor Maximilian I.

The rush was enormous. Knights and Dames from near and far travelled to St. George’s Cathedral in Wiener Neustadt on January 12, 2019 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Emperor Maximilian I on this Saturday afternoon. The fact that this memorable event took place and was carried out so successfully was due to the commitment and organisational skills of the Commandery of Lower Austria – St. George’s Cathedral. Since the tomb of Maximilian is located in St. George’s Cathedral and the famous monarch was also born in the Wiener Neustadt Castle, there could not have been a more suitable place for the commemoration. The cathedral is dedicated to St. George as the castle chapel of Wiener Neustädter Burg. Today it serves as the cathedral of the Austrian military diocese and as the church of the Theresian Military Academy.

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