We visited Ruprechtkirche (Saint Rupert's Church) before lunch, since this
small church is only open from 10AM to 12, Monday to Friday.
According to the guides I have read, Ruprechtkirche is the oldest, still
existing, Church in Vienna. This small Church was built in the Romanesque
style and was the seat of the religious administration until 1147, when the
administration was transferred to the newly built Stephansdom. The Church has
been rebuilt a number of times and was redecorated in baroque style in 1622.
Most notable are the two romanesque stained glass windows. Admire the oldest
stained glass window in Vienna, depicting Christ and a madonna with the
child. The church also have the oldest bells in Vienna, dating from the
This small Church is located in the oldest part of the city, where the
Roman settlement Vindobona was located.
Recent finds under the Peterkirche and Stephansdom indicate that the church
might not be the oldest, arse it has been believed. In any case, the church
is worth a short visit to admire the stained glass windows.
If you own or manage St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.