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Kirche am Steinhof

Baumgartner Hohe 1, Vienna 1140 Wien, Austria
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Ranked #8 of 397 attractions in Vienna
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Boston, MA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Hong Kong, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
67 helpful votes 67 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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Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

you can go there by public bus (46B from "S"Trainstation Thaliastrasse) to Feuerwache Steinhof and walk from there through the park.nice for jogging through the park and sightseeing as well. It´s a bit out of the way from all the hotels though.....but if you love art deco, its a must

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The interior is stunning. And the history of the church and how it was designed inside to make thins easy for the staff and patients is fascinating. It is well worth a visit but it is a bit difficult to get to (you have to study the bus map carefully) and is only open once or twice a week. Also... More

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Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The church itself is indeed a splendid example of Art Nouveau architecture at its best. Right beneath it,you will find several beautiful Pavillions where Euthenasia was widely practiced For those who'd like to know:during the Nazi regime in Austria,this is the place where people were murdered en masse. Those who were supposedly "mentally handicapped" [not forgetting homosexuals]were sent to these... More

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Vienna, Austria
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11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

From outside it´s a great Sight already, but once you get inside ... it just takes your Breath away! Jugendstil at it´s finest, very puristic and straight! A true Work of Art! A MUST Visit in Vienna! Take Care: it is not open always, check per Internet in advance! Hermann

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