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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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Another expensive entrance fee, it's a pity a house of worship needs to charge, but it obviously costs a fortune to maintain. It has a very impressive ellipsical dome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Another expensive entrance fee, it's a pity a house of worship needs to charge, but it obviously costs a fortune to maintain. It has a very impressive ellipsical dome, beautifully decorated side chapels and alter. The scaffolding left behind after extensive restoration has spoiled the view of the interior, but offers a unique up close view of the dome and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A church where you have to pay 8€ entrance to go inside is really not friendly :( But from outside it looks nice,therefore it was a pity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great place for a show. I particularly like the exterior and you have a great area to just hang out outside if.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We heard Vivaldi's Four Seasons when we were in Vienna at St Charles' Church. This is a wonderful Baroque Church and is a great place for Vivaldi. We sat on a pew that would have been uncomfortable without the cushion provided but the experience was memorable. The church was packed and the performers played with gusto. There was also a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went for a classic koncert in this church - Requiem by Mozart. It was a good concert in a beautiful church. It was cold in there because it was in March, but if you are stopping by in the Spring do yourself a favour and give yourself this experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

25 years after my first visit to Vienna I had a chance to show the city to my wife. The St. Charles's Church was one of the most beautiful places I wanted to show her. And when we got there there was a surprise. In the centre of the most beautiful baroque church of Vienna some idiot placed a scaffolding... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The alter at this place is amazing but for some reason they have decided to build a viewing platform in the middle of the dome. In order to to build this platform they have erected a huge scaffolding eyesore in the main part of the church. It's a real shame as the view from the top of the scaffolding platform... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You will surely pass this church on your walk through the city. It's worth to spend some time here and take some pictures of the church and the Karlsplatz.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The outside is impressive and the internals beautiful. Unfortunately the cost of entrance (especially when restoration is being undertaken) turns most off (as it should). The lift inside and the climb at the scaffolding is a bit challenging for anyone that has any height or crowd fears. To be honest, probably worth a look from the outside but the cost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I've visited many churches around Europe and this has one of my favorite exteriors. It's not the biggest like La Sagrada Familia (Barcelona), nor the most famous like Notre Dame (Paris), nor the most significant like St.Peter's Basilica (Rome), but it does have a beautiful facade and gorgeous Tiffany-blue dome. If you come in late-November, Christmas markets pop up around... More 

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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.