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St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche)

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Address: Kreuzherrengasse 1, Vienna 1040, Austria
Phone Number: 01/504-61-87
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Description: Built around 1715 by Fischer von Erlach, this is one of Vienna's best...
Built around 1715 by Fischer von Erlach, this is one of Vienna's best known landmarks.
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Nice church

This is an amazing church. I visited it in winter and struggled to get to it through a snow blizzard. It has an eastern taste from inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The green dome of St Charles is a prominent feature of the Vienna skyline and we were drawn to visit the church. Disappointingly, there is an admission charge of €8 which we thought excessive and inappropriate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A true gem, somehow overlooked in Vienna. Sit outside and dip your feet in the pond water for a great view and reflection of the church. Then go inside and go the top (elevator plus stairs), you can get really close to the dome decorations which are amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It's really a beautiful church with stunning architecture, what's more with an amazing summer concert in the church during the evening. Ears and eyes were so pleased by the ambiance in the church and music by the performers. Well done Karlskirche!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Advertised as a cathedral, panorama, and museum, my partner and I decided to visit this church as it was nearby whilst killing time before going for dinner. Instead of charging you to go into a museum, or up a tower, as other cathedrals do, and leaving the main part free - the entire of this building is ticketed, though moderately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It Amazes me how they could put such intricate details in the pillars of this massive architecture! Clearly these masterpieces are resonating a very deep cultural past!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Is worth taking the audio guide as it will help you appreciate it more! The church is ever so beautiful, unmissable!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is an amazing church. I visited it in winter and struggled to get to it through a snow blizzard. It has an eastern taste from inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We went into this church by chance on a day trip to Vienna. The outside with its roman style pillars is stunning. Inside is quite like an eastern church like Hagia Sophia, but also some reminders of the church at Aachen. At the moment they are restoring the fresco on the dome so there is the chance to go up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a beautiful place well worth the visit. It is superbly maintained. We were fortunate to have a private tour - so interesting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The church is undergoing a major interior renovation, and they have a great elevator and then several flights of stairs so that you can witness the renovation from a birds eye view. if you are afraid of heights, not a problem. The ground-level interior is incredible!

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The fourth district combines elegant tradition with contemporary style and relaxed living. More than a dozen town palaces and churches such as St. Charles Borromeo have added glamour to a neighborhood known for its traditional retail and crafts shops, taverns, cafés. Wieden is also home to Naschmarkt, Vienna’s largest street market. Many bohemian types have found their way to Wieden: meet them in trendy cafés and bars, shop alongside them for vintage items, enjoy Wien Museum’s and Kunsthalle’s modern temporary exhibitions, and hang out with the bees at Vienna’s most beautiful urban garden, Karlsgarten.