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Kirche am Steinhof

Baumgartner Hohe 1, Vienna 1140 Wien, Austria
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Ranked #12 of 412 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Otto Wagner and the Wienerwerkstaette at its finest. No sacred interior in the world from this time period is comparable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The fastest way to go in (if you dont have a car) is to use subway line 3 and go to the Endstop "Ottakring". Then take the bus 48A direction "Baumgartnerhöhe", go off at "Otto-Wagner-Spital". It takes about 10 minutes by foot uphill, through the hospital path. Church itself is unique, inside not much interesting (for the price of 8€... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful of all art nouveau buildings. Its outside structure is stunning, but when you go inside and see the gold around the altar, the mosaics, and Moser's superlative stained glass, you realise you are in the presence of something rare and wonderful. It's a bit of a trek out of the centre of Vienna... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you want to visit this church, spare at least three to four hours on a Saturday or Sunday. There is no metro (U Bahn) going near it and the taxi would cost too much. The only option left is the city bus (number 8 if I am not wrong from the city center to Otto Wagner Spital and then... More

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Boston, MA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

this is clearly a 5-star site, but it's a pain to get to and it's almost always closed -- open one hour on saturdays and six on sundays, when they charge you to see it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This great Otto Wagner masterpiece is a bit out of the way but it is worth the effort to visit. If you are a Wagner fan (we are) it will cap off everything you have admired about Wagner. If you are not familiar with his work this will convince you. It is a must visie

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Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent Guide showing us this jewel in Vienna, which is hard to visit, since you require a private guide. Beautiful architecture in this church at a terrific location

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Paris, France
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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

A breathtakingly beautiful example of Art Nouveau/Secession and Otto Wagner at his best. It underwent extensive restoration some 7 years ago and is in perfect condition. We visited on Saturday afternoon with rays of sunlight lighting up the Moser glass windows ... unforgettable. The whole building is sheer delight and well worth a visit. Open Saturdays from 15h-17h and Sundays... More

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Tucson, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Well, it's beautiful architecturally, and historically. Holy week was lovely to be there, as observances were in progress and crowds were much more respectful by being quiet and courteous.

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is the famous architect Otto Wagner’s masterpiece of Jugendstil design, and is a must see if you are visiting Vienna for more than just seeing the Hapsburg palaces and eating cake. It's situated in the grounds of the Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital on the outskirts of the city and is a steepish walk up the hill from where the bus... More

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