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Karlskirche

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Address: Kreuzherrengasse 1, Vienna 1040, Austria
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+43 1 5046187
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Built around 1715 by Fischer von Erlach, this is one of Vienna's best known...

Built around 1715 by Fischer von Erlach, this is one of Vienna's best known landmarks.

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Very beautiful and interesting

A very beautiful and interesting place. You can go up inside the church using an elevator. Very impressive!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had no idea how much we would enjoy our visit here. The murals and paintings at the top of the church are being restored which gives visitors a unique experience. You take the lift to the top of the dome and can see all of the extraordinary religious art & murals up close. We just loved it. We visited... More 

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like churches you won't mind paying the entrance fee. The two of us went to a concert which was great but decided we would pay to go to the concert and see the church for free.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture of this place is a bit of a mix, it was a bit disappointing that there was no entry without buying a ticket. But the admission did allow you to take an elevator to the top of a scaffolding structure to better view the dome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked tickets to the Mozart Requiem on the 30th December. Absolutely brilliant orchestra and choir in one of the most beautiful churches in Vienna. We managed to loiter and take some snaps of the church after the concert.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very beautiful and interesting place. You can go up inside the church using an elevator. Very impressive!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surely the experience of the concert was enhanced by this beautiful setting. The church is under repair now, so not possible to get the full experience of its beauty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here on a snowy evening the week before Christmas. It looks unlike any church I've very seen, really unusual. The fee to get in was rather high in my opinion (the same as a lot of other churches/places of interest in Vienna though) and i'm not sure it was worth it, but I thought it was beautiful nonetheless.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We listened to Requiem here, the church is beautiful, the acoustic grate. You can by tickets trough internet as well, we had a grate help at the place by the guides.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is great but I found the price of the ticket way too high for what was offered. I have seen much better churches in Rome for free. I would not have paid it if I knew.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing concert of Mozart's requiem. Performances exquisite both from soloists and ensemble. Must book in advance via church website. The highlight of our trip to Wien.

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