Augustinerkirche
Augustinerkirche
4.5
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Inner City
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.
How to get there
  • Stephansplatz • 6 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 6 min walk
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,915 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The Augustinerkirche entrance is near the State Hall of the National Library. It has a soaring roof, with a simple, less-adorned appearance than many other Vienna churches. It does have a beautiful, impressive wooden altar worth a look.
Written May 12, 2024
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Navigator7292
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Augustinerkirche is alone, worth the trip to Vienna. Each Sunday at 10 a.m. is a high mass with full orchestra and chorus. Holidays are extra special. Get there about 45 min early to be certain of a place to sit.
All Masses and Vespers are standing room only. A fabulous treat - not soon to be forgotten.
Written December 30, 2003
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Janice S
Venice, Italy15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Business
This is an experience you can't have just anywhere. A full orchestra and choir perform from the choir loft. The masses are listed for the month outside of the church. To get a seat and a view of the altar activity get to the church at least an hour early.
Written October 26, 2011
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Brad
Hong Kong, China172,743 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
Augustinerkirche is a historically important churches you can visit in Vienna and makes a nice added stop when visitings the Hofburg Palace. The church architecture is gothic in style yet rather simple in its overall decor. It is the interesting history of the church and its association to the Hapsburgs that makes it a worthy place to visit.

Historically, Augustinerkirche was built by Dietrich Landtner in the 14th century and consecrated in 1349. By 1649, Augustinerkirche had officially become the Imperial church and became the location of many royal Hapsburg weddings over the centuries.

Famed weddings held at Augustinerkirche include that of Maria Theresa and Duke Francis of Lorraine (1736), Archduchess Marie Louise and French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1810) as well as Emperor Franz Joseph and Duchess Elisabeth of Bavaria (1854).

The church is also famous for being the location of the Herzgruft (heart crypt), behind the Loreto chapel at the church, where the hearts of 54 Habsburg Royals are stored in metal urns. Unfortunately, this area of Augustinerkirche is not open to the public. However, you can visit the Imperial Crypt at the Cappuchin church not far away to see the actual Royal Tombs.

The church has also been the location of important historical music performances conducted by the likes of Schubert and Bruckner amongst others. Still to this day you can listen to excellent choir rehearsals and performances during high mass on Sundays.

Overall, Augustinerkirche is one of many nice church visits that can be made in the city center of Vienna. For those interested in the history of the Hapsburg, this will be a church visit that you'll want to include in your to do list when visiting Vienna.
Written September 19, 2013
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claza_9
Boston, MA40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
If you are in Vienna on a Sunday and appreciate great music (especially choral music), then you must attend 11 o'clock Mass at St. Augustine's, where a choir and orchestra (along with organ) perform a complete mass by one of the master composers (Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, et al). We arrived around 10:55 and had to stand at the back until a few seats opened up. To hear such magnificent music (we heard Mozart's Missa Brevis in C, and his "Dixit Dominus" at the offertory) in such a beautiful space took me back in time to when this experience was just the norm for a Sunday service. For the postlude the organist played his own arrangement of the finale of the "Jupiter" Symphony, which sounded as though he had at least four hands (and feet!). Even my husband, who is not a fan of classical music, found the experience one of the highlights of our trip. I could tell he liked at because he donated 20 euros to the church!
Written October 14, 2015
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Lisa H
Grand Rapids, MI360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
The church is small and very old. But the real treasure lies under the church. For 7 euro, you can take a crypt tour where you'll see mummies lying in coffins, wood coffins that are elaborately painted and you can wind your way between all of them in the small, dark crypt.

If you are claustrophobic - don't take the tour. The ceilings are low, the space is cramped and the lighting is low. But if you like touring crypts of churches, this is one not to be missed.

I've never seen any crypts like this anywhere else in Europe and I've been to quite a few.

The tour is given both in German and English - so you'll have to wait for the German portion to be finished before they repeat it in English, but there is a lot to look at and you won't be bored.

Unfortunately, no pictures are allowed.
Written December 23, 2014
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Ping Ying L
58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
Must visit this church after Stephansdom and St. Peter. Gorgeous architecture as well. One thing cannot miss if you have one sunday in Vienna. Please attend the Sundays mass at 11:00 am. Better come at 10:30 am as many people will come.

Attended the mass on October 5, 2014 at 11:00 am. Free entrance. Enjoyed the choir and orchestra very much, excellent songs and music. On that day, the program was Bach music.

Can buy CDs from this church or give donation to support the church music.
Written October 25, 2014
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Francesca P
Adelaide, Australia196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Solo
If you love music, try this church on a Sunday at 11am when they have wonderful artists appearing at their morning mass and it is free. Year round they have wonderful concerts.
Written December 29, 2012
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Evelyn2109
739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2010 • Solo
On my last day in Vienna, I decided to attend High Mass at the Augustinekirche, the church of the Hofburgs. They have a Mass at 11:00 in the morning, every Sunday, with a full choir, orchestra, conductor and soloists - the works. It is like being at the Opera.

I went early and got a seat right up front and got to hear the choir rehearsing and take pictures of the choir as well of the church. The Maria Christina tomb is very beautiful and touching.

The church got packed and the Mass and music and singing were an experience I will always remember. Absolutely glorious! I did not go to the Opera because I would have had to come to my hotel alone, late at night, after the Opera ended, so this was the next best thing. (I was a woman travelling solo and being careful.) It was interesting listening to the familiar Latin refrains in German.
Written July 4, 2011
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Bertomom
Berkeley, California14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you appreciate sacred music, you'll love Sunday High Mass at the Augustinerkirche. A full choir, orchestra, and incredible acoustics Be prepared for nearly three hours, including an hour before the mass starts if you want a seat. Out of respect for those who are at church for worship, please don't plan to leave before the mass is finished. If you want an abbreviated version, show up an hour or so before mass and listen to the orchestra and choir rehearsing, and leave before Mass begins. You get over 50% of the musical experience with less than 30% of the effort.
Written November 5, 2006
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