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St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade)

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Address: At Passauer Platz, Vienna, Austria
Phone Number: 01/5339-5940
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One of the originals

Every church in Vienna is original and different from the others. I warmly recommend to visit Gothic Maria Am Gestade, for it's special elegance and nobility. I don't think... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Belgrade, Serbia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Every church in Vienna is original and different from the others. I warmly recommend to visit Gothic Maria Am Gestade, for it's special elegance and nobility. I don't think there is certain fact about the beginning of construction, although the church was mentioned during XII century, but it was officially finished at the end of 14th century. For those who... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I grew weary of seeing massive churches along with hundreds of other tourists. But when we heard hourly church bells from our rental we discovered St Mary's. As a small community church you can thoroughly enjoy the peace within. St Mary's is a small, community church with a very old history. There are references to this church back to 600AD.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The first day we were in Vienna was a Sunday, and while we walked by Maria am Gestade that morning, there was a church service in progress, so we couldn't see much. I made a point of coming back there on a weekday afternoon, to take some pictures and spend some time there. It is utterly splendid, from its unusual... More 

1 Thank Charming_Karl
Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

this is yet another attractive church in a city that is full of attractive churches. Yes, it looks nice, but is nothing outstanding. Worth looking at if passing but not really worth seeking out

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Seriate, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have been this place with my family. Amazing church in gotic style in the center of Wien. I was very surprised to see a fantastic gotic jewel.....very fantastic. Small, little bit retort, I never been see something like this. I advice to every tourist to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Maria am Gestade is one of my favorite places in Vienna. Located in a quiet area . From there very quickly you can reach the Platz Am Hof . The church is small, but in contrast, is among the most beautiful in the city.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I was several times in Vienna and always this church was closed - so now it was opened. I entered and was surprised when I saw what is inside - obviously it was renovated, but there is no info (inside or outside) in English (only German). The place is really amazing and it enters in my must see list for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very pretty church in a nice, out of the way location. I liked that it was smaller and quiet. It was a rainy day so that may have been why the crowds were so thin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

St. Mary's by the banks is a unique and beautiful Gothic Church. For a Chruch so small, it is amazing that they took the effort to beautify it as they did. Really worth a visit. And check out Lola's Tapas bar while you are in the area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Much lovelier than the larger, more garish churches elsewhere in the city. While the guidebooks slightly overstate how narrow this tiny church really is, this long elegant church feels calming and meditative.

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.