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Kirche am Steinhof

Address: Baumgartner Hohe 1, Vienna 1140 Wien, Austria
Phone Number: 01-91060-11-204
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Ranked #13 of 302 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Kendal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's not the easiest place to get to - bus trip and steep walk - and only open once a week for sightseers - but worth the effort. The church is a one-off, designed by an architect at the height of his powers. If you like Jugendstil/Art Noveau its well worth a detour.

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New York City, New York
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you have any feeling for turn of the last century Jugendstil Architecture, this church by the remarkable architect, Otto Wagner is a must see....one of his greatest masterpieces. Whats more, it has now been restored to pristine condition, gleaming white and gold, majestically placed on a hill outside Vienna. The only drawback is, it is a bit difficult to... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very very recommendable, try to get a guided tour there! And spend a little more time to walk through the park around.

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Vienna, Austria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Located in the quiet and green 14th district, the Kirche am Steinhof is not as centrally located as Stephansdom , St. Peter's and Karlskirche, but it's beauty and art nouveaux style is worth visiting. We went on a Sunday and had to pay a €2 entrance fee. Its stained glass windows, mosaic paintings and chandeliers are really impressive.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Brno
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313 reviews 313 reviews
178 attraction reviews
414 helpful votes 414 helpful votes
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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25 helpful votes 25 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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