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St. Charles's Church (Karlskirche)

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Address: Kreuzherrengasse 1, Vienna 1040, Austria
Phone Number: 01/504-61-87
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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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Like many churches in Europe this church has an ornate altar, impressive paintings and statues, and multi-colored marble.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The church is really beautiful and impressive to look at from the outside, but I would definitely NOT recommend paying to go inside and climbing up one of the towers. It is a total waste of time and money. Once you climb on top, despite standing on an awfully small area, you can barely see the panorama of Vienna, because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like many churches in Europe this church has an ornate altar, impressive paintings and statues, and multi-colored marble.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of my favorites. Massive and awe-inspiring art, sculpture, marble. Every aspect expands the imagination as you go back into time. You can attend mass and hear the massive organ. Concerts are held here as well. Avoid the "mozart clad" groups and wait for something less tourist-oriented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the youngest cathedrals of Vienna is beautifully situated near an artificial pond. Very bright and life-affirming. The Cathedral has a lift which allows to go nearly under the dome, and consider painting the walls and domes in great detail. Entrance fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During the day you have to pay to enter this cathedral - it's no more glamorous than others in Vienna. Or choose to attend an evening Mozart recital which was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most popular churches in Vienna. It's a good meeting point since there is an underground station with several lines. There is a wonderful neighborhood just behind with lots of restaurants not that crowded as downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we saw this church at night I actually cried.... We also went to concert here. It was wonderful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I understand why the large lift is installed in the middle of this historic church. They have to finance the upkeep of this massive structure. However, unless you plan to go up to the dome, you can skip this church and go just about anywhere else. The exterior is impressive and they hold Mass here regularly, which would be okay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A much nicer church than St. Stephen's which I found disappointing. The church is set in a big square with a nice water feature in front. Sadly, we didn't have time to go inside as we only went past on our way to the Belvedere Gallery, and reading reviews below now I wish we had stopped in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is worth a visit - fantastic interior. Impressing from the outside as well. A nice square. and it is all close to the Stadtpark, which is also worth a visit.

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Wieden
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 bars, shop alongside them for vintage items, enjoy Wien Museum’s and Kunsthalle’s modern temporary exhibitions, and hang out with the bees at Vienna’s most beautiful urban garden, Karlsgarten.