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Built around 1715 by Fischer von Erlach, this is one of Vienna's best known landmarks.
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Kreuzherrengasse 1 | Karlsplatz/Belevedere Quarter, Vienna 1040, Austria
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Maria Theresa's father had a great idea providing some funds and employing both von Erlach's to design that fantastic structure. Symmetry of outside elements as well interior magnificence creates unforgettable feeling. Despite some restoration work going on, it is worthy to spend €8 to see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its English name is Charles. So the St Charles’ Church was built between 1715 and 1737 to honour Karl Borromeo, patron saint of the fight against the plague. The aim was to thank God for delivering Vienna from the plague epidemic in 1713 that had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Karlskirche is the jewel in Vienna's baroque crown, but has been spoilt by modern additions. There are two enormous glass globes hanging in the main body of the church, which obscure the view of the church as a whole. Also, a lift has been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Antony T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is so famous in Vienna that there is no need really to convice anyone to see it. However, there are two extra things that make a visit even more interesting. The first one is the lift you can take up to the roof...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A catholic church, truly charming church, full of beauty ornaments specially at the outside appearance, a magnificent great architectural works in the past, built approx. 300 years ago dedicated to Saint Charles Borromeo, the Saint renowned as a healer. The church is located next to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in advance to hear Vivaldi Four Seasons at the Charles Church - we booked to sit at the front and because we were early we were given the front row seats. It was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL ! the elaborate church combined with the magnificent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having come across this church on a DIY walkabout, we thoroughly enjoyed not only the church but the small but very much local tradesmen type Christmas stalls. A very popular meeting place for the locals, a small pen with some goats so children can enjoy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful churches in Vienna , so if you are there : jump in for a visit , we enjoyed it very much

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank otcteam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Christmas market was set up all around so it was very pretty. The building itself is beautiful and worth a look. We did not go inside but it makes for a nice photo and looks gorgeous at Christmas time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vickietravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressive exterior and interior! I've been there for Vivaldi concert . It was absolutely amazing and very professional ! The only thing is that the benches are so uncomfortable...

Date of experience: January 2019
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The fourth district combines elegant tradition with
contemporary style and relaxed living. More than a
dozen town palaces and churches such as St. Charles
Borromeo have added glamour to a neighborhood known
for its traditional retail and crafts shops, taverns,
cafés. Wieden is also home to Naschmarkt, Vienna’s
largest street market. Many bohemian types have found
their way to Wieden: meet them in trendy cafés and
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Sara R
November 10, 2018|
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Response from JJJC_Family | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to respond so late, but I rarely check into my account. Most of the time I forget I have one, until I want to post reviews. To your question, like everyone else I am mystified. Sure wish I had seen them.
November 6, 2018|
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Response from avikon | Reviewed this property |
I visited a concert in this church. The concert ticket was enough to enter the church. The concert was at late evening and I think the elevator didn't work at that time.
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July 13, 2018|
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Yes or it was back at the end of March