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Kirche am Steinhof

Baumgartner Hohe 1, Vienna, Austria
01-91060-11-204
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Ranked #4 of 295 attractions in Vienna
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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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
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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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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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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A visit can be highly recommended. Built in the area of a psychiatric hospital, taking into account the needs of the patients and also for multiple confessions within the "Steinhof-Gründe" a public park with spectecular view of Vienna.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This church represents the Vienna Jugendstil like no other one. Build by Otto Wagner, It was fantastically restaurated with its gold cupola (400 kilos of Gold was needed!) You should take the time to visit it inside it is worth it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Otto Wagner’s masterpiece of Jugendstil (Secessionist) design, which has been recently restored, is situated in the grounds of the Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital and is an outstanding place to visit. But note, it is only open on a Saturday afternoon or by appointment, and is hard to get to, but well worth the trip, if you are interested in Jugendstil. The... More

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shefayim, israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

the gardens were lovely - even in the winter! the botanik gadens were super - only 4 euro and worth every penny! zoo was nice also/

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This fantastic piece of architecture by Otto Wagner is only open on weekends and you must go on a guided tour. Do it. Even if you think you hate beeing in a group or don´t like looking at old churches. The is the archjuwel of Austrian Jugend style.

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