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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 #36 of 407 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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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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58 helpful votes 58 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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22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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4 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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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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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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Freeport, New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We were in Vienna for All Saint's Day and heard Mozart's Requiem with a wonderful orchestra, chorus and soloists. It was performed as part of the mass and it was the musical highlight of my trip. We also went to 2 other masses to hear the organ music. The interior was cool in November. One of the volunteers there told... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The church is quite beautiful because of its simplicity especially when compared to other churches. We were lucky to catch a member of the choir practising on the organ and while it wasn't perfect it was a real treat! The church is incredibly peaceful and it contains the memorial to Maria Christina which is definitely worth the visit.

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