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

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not an architecture connoisseur, it's 1st time that I see a Gothic church not with a spire but with such a light lacy openwork bell tower. Especially admirable in the evening in the light snow!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small church is the perfect antidote to all the overdecorated baroque churches. Quiet and unassuming, it can lift your spirits if the throngs of tourists elsewhere bring you down.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a classic and ornate church which is in use today and is accessible without tourism trappings.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

This church (one of the oldest in Vienna) is worthy of being sought out. A bit hard to find. Beautiful interior with stained glass windows some which still contain medieval fragments. Artworks (annunciation) also from that period. For a more modern twist, you will recognize...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Maria am Gestade (Mary at the Shore) is located at Salvatorgasse street and is one of Vienna's oldest churches and few remaining examples of Gothic style buildings from the Middle Ages. The churches history dates back to at least the 12th century while the present...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Church set in an elevated position that is very tall and long relative to its width. These characteristics enhance the effect of the magnificent alter set in front of 3 intense stain glass windows. Slightly of the main tourist route but definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

It is not easy to find this church, it is almost hidden. Much in Vienna is so official. There are memories of the emporers. So even in most of the churches, for example in the Votiv Kirche, where emporers and different organisations have dicided which...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

Worth trying to find (not really that hard)and not too far from other attractions. The steeple top is a very unique sight. The odd shaped interior is a story unto itself. There is some real beauty to the interior.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Maria am Gestade is a Gothic style church in Vienna's city center, traditionally used by sailors on the Danube river. Today the church is in the hands of the Redemptorist order. Services are held regularly.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank CarlaColumna123
Reviewed August 10, 2017

This church is not mentioned in many guides and not many guided tours lead past it, but it's a hidden gem in the first district. It seems rather unremarkable, but don't be fooled. When in the area you should certainly have a look at it.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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
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