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St. Augustine's Church (Augustinerkirche)

Augustinerstrasse 3, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
(+43 1) 533 70 99
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Ranked #42 of 414 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Church of St. Augustine   The Church of St. Augustine ( Augustinerkirche) is located on Josefsplatz and is beside the Hofburg Palace. Duke Frederick... more »
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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is my very favorite Vienna experience. Sunday morning musical mass should not be missed. There is a choir and orchestra, and they are brilliant. They have many CD recordings available for sale; I bought several, and they are great. Be sure to give them a donation as you exit. The church itself is beautiful, particularly Maria Christina's tomb.

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Yorba Linda, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Built in the Gothic style, there are any interesting features of this cathedral including the memorial for Maria Teresa's favorite daughter Maria Christina as well as the seating that was built above the sides of the altar. We had a private tour with Peter (wienguide tours) where we spent time hearing great stories about different parts of this cathedral. Our... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There is so much to see in this church. Apart from the Canova's masterpiece. It contains a crypt which houses the hearts of many Hapsburg monarchs. Also, this was where Napoleon married his second wife. A beautiful church, loved it.

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Palermo, Italy
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The church would be definetely worth to see on its own, but the masterpiece made by Canova that you can see inside makes this church the most underconsidered wonderful spot of Vienna!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

One morning while walking in Vienna, we passed this church and were attracted to the beautiful music coming from it. We entered and were treated to the choir rehearsal. This was no ordinary choir, for it was accompanied by an orchestra and pipe organ. We returned for Sunday morning mass, and we experienced terrific acoustics and absolutely beautiful music accompanying... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We attended a Haydn Mass on May 18th of this year and heard some of the most beautiful music ever! The acoustics were phenomenal; the orchestra and the soprano voice in particular brought tears to my eyes at several points during the service. We loved it so much that we invested a couple of hours looking for the church office... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We heard Mass here. Goodness Lord, the soprano was still singing (wonderfully and not shrieking) at the 3rd octave. The choir WAS HEAVENLY and we live in Europe. DESERVES THE HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS for church choirs.

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Kapolei, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Another beautiful church in Vienna, just a short walk from the Hofburg Palace ~ this one resplendently white marble. Looks very royal! Indeed, it was the site of many royal weddings, including the wedding of Archduchess Marie Louise in 1810 to Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte of France. The marble tomb of the Archduchess Marie Christine is very unique. We enjoyed this... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

There are many great churches to see in Europe and this one is worth your time to take a few photos. Beautiful architecture, and paintings.

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New York City, New York
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Compared to the baroque insanity of many of the other churches in Vienna, this simple and elegant church is beautifully refreshing. The tomb of Maria Theresa's favorite daughter is haunting.

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