Jacob's Cross, St. Jakob in Haus, Tyrol, Austria

The majestic Jacob's Cross at the summit of the Buchensteinwand in Pillersee Valley in the district of Kitzbühel towers over the landscape. Almost 30 metres high, it is the world's largest, fully accessible summit cross and houses seminar and function rooms as well as exhibition areas. It was constructed in response to an initiative of Bergbahn Pillersee, a local mountain railway company that wanted to create a touristic attraction in the form of a powerful place offering spectacular views. The project received EU grants and a subsidy from the tourism fund. fermacell Gypsum Fibreboards allowed the fire-protection requirements to be met.


  • Construction of the world's largest summit cross with a viewing platform
  • 1,587 m² of 12.5 mm fermacell Gypsum Fibreboards
  • Project completed in 2014