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St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade)

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Address: At Passauer Platz, Vienna, Austria
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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historical center of Vienna

This is Am Gestade, literally means at the riverbank. There used to be a port at the foot of the steps and the steps lead up to the Maria am Gestade, or St Mary on the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is Am Gestade, literally means at the riverbank. There used to be a port at the foot of the steps and the steps lead up to the Maria am Gestade, or St Mary on the Banks. Right at the top of the stairs is Maria am Gestade, one of the oldest churches in Vienna, built in the era of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Another wonderful church in Vienna. Worth a visit. Portions are Gothic and it is near the river. There are some steps, but it is simpler and more serene than some of the Baroque churches.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

This church was one of the first in Vienna. It is at the top of two sets of steps that led up from the original banks of the Danube river; now diverted away due to flooding issues during Vienna's early years. Built of sandstone and with Freemason references. Not overly large, but then it didn't need to be in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

A Neo-Gothic masterpiece. It is an oasis of tranquility and breathtaking beauty in the city. Sunday Masses are held in Czech, German and French.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Tired of Barroque churches? Pay a visit to this lovely and small church situated in a quiet neighborhood.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Nice little church with some parts of the building and the decoration dating back to the Gothic era. I spent an enjoyable half an hour appreciating the architecture. They provide info-pamphlets inside in several languages. Also found an old-school phonomat still working :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

- because there are 100 more ancient architecture gems around you the very same moment. & synagogue & hotdog & icecream nearby. & ANKER watch every full hour at hoher market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

ST MARY'S ON THE BANK CHURCH ( KATHOLISCHE KIRCHE MARIA AM GESTADE) is a wonderful old church that we came across as we were exploring the maze of street's around this part of the city. The church is very impressive and dominates the immediate area around,the church looks amazing with the high bell tower a standout feature, it looks stunning.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015

Every church in Vienna is original and different from the others. I warmly recommend to visit Gothic Maria Am Gestade, for it's special elegance and nobility. I don't think there is certain fact about the beginning of construction, although the church was mentioned during XII century, but it was officially finished at the end of 14th century. For those who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

I grew weary of seeing massive churches along with hundreds of other tourists. But when we heard hourly church bells from our rental we discovered St Mary's. As a small community church you can thoroughly enjoy the peace within. St Mary's is a small, community church with a very old history. There are references to this church back to 600AD.... More 

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