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St. Augustine's Church (Augustinerkirche)

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Address: Augustinerstrasse 3, Vienna, Austria
Phone Number: (+43 1) 533 70 99
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Do not miss to enter this church. It has lovely interior. We entered it at the end of Sunday morning service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was told this church is where the Viennese royalty gets married and to look inside, but when I did so, I felt it was a bit plainer than I would have expected. However, it's free and so for its historical value, it's probably worth having a quick look inside if you're in the area and it's open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss to enter this church. It has lovely interior. We entered it at the end of Sunday morning service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked into this church on a Saturday afternoon while the organist was rehearsing. We just sat down and listened to beautiful music for maybe half an hour. It was so beautiful that we didn't want to leave. I hate to keep using the word "beautiful", but Maria Christina's tomb is beautiful as well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waited after the mass for the scheduled tour of the crypt, and nothing happened. We even asked about it, was told where to wait, and no one ever came to offer the tour. I think two other people might have been waiting, too, but we were not sure. Finally, we left after a very long wait of a bunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful,church! Great story about how Napoleon was married here (by proxy). Gorgeous Masonic sculpture inside. Neat to hear how the Habsburgs attended church services, and rose above,the rest.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The stark white interior makes it one of the most unusual churches I have ever visited. The main altar is quite elaborate but everything else in the church is very plain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This church is beautiful on the outside, but even more so on the inside! I'm not Catholic, but I can certainly appreciate a beautiful structure like this one. I'd recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you are in Vienna on a Sunday and appreciate great music (especially choral music), then you must attend 11 o'clock Mass at St. Augustine's, where a choir and orchestra (along with organ) perform a complete mass by one of the master composers (Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, et al). We arrived around 10:55 and had to stand at the back until... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We happened to be close by when mass was taking place on a Sunday morning. Incredible. I have never experienced a service like it. Unfortunately we couldn't stay for long, but it was one of the most moving things I have experienced as the music was ethereal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is one of my top 3 places in Vienna. I make a visit here on every trip. It is a beautifully simple medieval church with a breathtakingly carved wooden altar, which alas cannot be viewed as close as one would like. Fortunately, there are very few Baroque accretions to detract for the spare simplicity. In some ways the Canova... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.