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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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The imperial family church

Augustinerkirche in Josephplatz is the church were the imperial family used to come for praying and not the St. Stephen's Cathedral. The church hosted royal burials and weddings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bucharest

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Augustinerkirche in Josephplatz is the church were the imperial family used to come for praying and not the St. Stephen's Cathedral. The church hosted royal burials and weddings (Franz Joseph to Elisabeth of Bavaria in 1854, Maria Theresa to Francis Stephen of Lorraine in 1736, Marie Antoinette to Louis XVI of France in 1770) and served as the departure point... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the High Mass on Sunday morning in this church. The church organ, orchestra, choir and soloists participate in the service. This is what classical music was written for and how it was meant to be performed! During our visit St.Cecilia Mass by Charles Gounod was performed. Be warned that church is not heated, in winter temperatures inside could be... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is situated on Josefsplatz, near Hofburg palace and was originally built in the 14th century. Later, during the 18th century, its interior was refurbished in the Gothic style. As the parish church of the imperial family, many famous events, primarily weddings, took place here.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It is one of the most important churches in Vienna, it is where princess Sissi got married, her son got married and Napoleon married his second wife in here.It has historical value and it also had a small Christmas market that was very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Important for it's history, this is a rather austere-looking church situated alongside the Spanish Riding School and imperial apartments.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

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 November 17, 2015 via mobile

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 November 6, 2015

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 November 3, 2015

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 October 30, 2015 via mobile

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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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.