Religious Sites in Vienna

Religious Sites in Vienna, Austria

Religious Sites in Vienna

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  • Tanja C
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    This is a feast for the eyes. It's a must see for baroque lovers. I could have stayed there the entire day just looking at the details.
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia9,090 contributions
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    This largely Baroque church was built between 1716 and 1737 on the orders of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, and dedicated to Charles Borromeo, a saint who won fame as a healer of plague sufferers.

    There is normally a lake in the square outside of the church but, as it was December, this appeared to have been drained to accommodate some very good Christmas markets.

    The church, with its huge dome standing over 70 metres high, is flanked by two giant columns that are covered in spiral bas-reliefs depicting scenes in St. Charles Borromeo's life. There are small platforms near the top of each of the columns upon which sit structures that look like the tops of minarets. There are gilded eagles sitting around these platforms.

    The main entrance has a large portico supported by six columns atop of which there is a pediment with reliefs depicting scenes from the plague. Above this is a large terrace which you can walk out onto.

    Entry to the church was on the right hand side, looking from the front, and cost EUR 9-50 per person and had to be paid in cash. I am aware that this money goes on the upkeep of the church but this was one of the most expensive entry fees I have paid to enter a church that is not a cathedral. There are 13 steps to reach the ticket office then another 50 to get to the organ (and a side area where there is a large wooden cutaway model of the church and a weird mounted equestrian statue) and a further 72 to get to the outside viewing platform.

    The interior is a mass of marble with beautiful frescoes in the dome which display the intercession of St. Borromeo pleading with the Holy Trinity to help end the plague in Vienna. The painting above the main altar shows the ascension of St. Borromeo. There are a range of other frescoes and paintings on the walls and in the side chapels as well as further bas-reliefs, statues, carvings and gilded furnishings.
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Travlin Matt
    North Ogden, UT110 contributions
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    Being over shadowed by the nearby St Stephens Cathedral this church is no doubt less visited. Big mistake not to. If you like Baroque style finishing, this is a must see. Located a short walk from the town square it is certainly a place to sit quietly, enjoy the atmosphere and appreciate the works of art enclosed in the chapel.
    Written January 2, 2024
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  • S.Kapadia
    13 contributions
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    Not to miss ever the piece of marvel. Very much in the centre of the town. You won't get tired of clicking pics inside.
    Written June 28, 2023
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  • RossiThe fluffyCat
    County Wicklow, Ireland36 contributions
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    The place is amazingly big! Worth a visit if you are in Vienna. The Easter weekend is great opportunity to visit as the Austrian vibe is amazing
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • Georgie T
    Sunbury, UK326 contributions
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    The church is just across from the Hofburg Palace and the Spanish Riding School and seems pretty plain on the outside. However it's well worth a look around.
    Written December 24, 2023
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  • johanna s
    Vienna, Austria2 contributions
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    Went to a concert of Vivaldi 4 Seasons last Friday. Amazing acoustics and superb playing..... Lovely experience.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
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    First viewed this beautiful church about eight or nine years ago ,I thought it stunning then and still have the same opinion of this church now.
    The Russian Orthodox Cathedral Of St Nicholas is an amazing looking church ,in fact you have to pinch yourself to make sure that you're not in Russia but in Vienna ,the look of this church takes your breath away ,it's beautiful golden domes ,the facade ,the colour scheme ,it's just an amazing church to view ,on this occasion I never ventured into the church but I have on previous visits to Vienna and it's stunning particularly the golden alter ,it's a church I highly recommend you seek out if you're in the area and easy to locate along Jauresgasse.
    Written December 30, 2022
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  • EdgarCosset
    Brooklyn, NY1,622 contributions
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    Saint Ruprecht is a small and lovely sacred place, which is the best reason to visit it. Those seeking a tourist curiosity would do well to skip it. But for art historians and prayerful pilgrims, it is a gem. Recognized as a place of worship since the eighth century, the Romanesque elements, such as the tower base, date from the 12th century. What is fascinating, however, is to trace how the building has been lovingly remodeled, restored and reconstructed over time. Gothic, Baroque, Neo-Gothic and modern elements all combine to give the church its current appearance and its appeal to the faithful.

    In addition to listing it as Vienna’s oldest church, guidebooks note Vienna’s oldest stained glass panels, now fixed in the center of the east end apse. They have, however, faded over time and today serve more as historical footnotes and honorable relics than striking images. Brilliant contemporary windows filter the light in the nave today. If you have time, invest €5 in the little guidebook available at the back and sit a few moments to follow its excellent appreciation of the history, construction and ornamental features of the church.

    St. Ruprecht himself was never resident in Vienna. He is the patron saint of the Diocese of Salzburg and the patron saint of the salt trade which had a medieval center around the church, commemorated in some of the street names. He is sometimes depicted holding both a crozier and a salt cellar.
    Written January 9, 2022
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia9,090 contributions
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    The plaque on the exterior of this Gothic church states that it is the oldest church in Vienna dating back to 1137. Other literature I have read agrees that it dates from 1137 but only states that it is one of the oldest. The church has had a chequered history. The present building was built between 1394 and 1414. In 1786 the church was deconsecrated and some elements of it were torn down. Then in 1809, during Napoleon's occupation of Vienna, it was used as an arsenal and a stable. In 1812 it was renovated and reconsecrated. It was further renovated in 1900 and 1930.

    The exterior of the church is quite lovely with three ornate porticos, the main with a highly decorated canopy that has a number of sculptures and mosaics. There are a number of statues that adorn the top portion of the front facade as well as a 56 metre high tower adorned with Gothic scrollwork that was built between 1419 and 1428.

    Internally the church has a single narrow nave with a ribbed ceiling. The nave is narrower than the choir. The high altar is a mass of carved wood with gilded elements including Jesus on the cross. The stained glass windows in the apse are impressive as is the 1820 wood inlayed pulpit. There is also a couple of lovely paintings.

    Worth a quick look if in the neighbourhood but not a must see.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • caitlin1959
    Edinburgh, UK38 contributions
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    A very beautiful church, well worth visiting and if the Treasury Museum next door is open , don't miss. It has a fabulous collection belonging to the Order of the Teutonic Order. Do take time to speak to the museum curator, he's very knowledgeable and helpful.
    Written November 29, 2023
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  • zdaati
    Vienna, Austria3,583 contributions
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    On the new market square which is in the middle of a mayor construction who can find this small church but in its vaults lies the burial place of the habsburg dynasty, with over 150 mortal remains. The church was constructed in 1632. the vaults where not open when we visted it but they are worth seeing.
    Written March 7, 2021
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  • gersfeld
    New York City, NY72 contributions
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    Stadttempel Synagogue

    Vienna

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    Along with a group of Israelis I visited the museum and participated in a tour of one hour. I found it interesting and sad. After, I proceeded to visit Leopoldstadt with a guide, walter.juraschek@gmail.com, whose knowledge and good humor were just terrific. We saw the Shoah Memorial, the plaques of people who died during the occupation, ànd I later visited the Jewish Museum on my own. All in all it was an illuminating, humbling experience, well worth the time.
    Written January 2, 2023
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  • sgredding
    Coventry, England15 contributions
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    A great experience. A Vienna Stonehenge. Or Korg, from Thor Ragnarok, if he was a church. You can take the 60 tram to Westbahnof or Hietzing to Maurer Lange Gasse, then walk 17 min uphill. But the reward is a unique church. There is also a “star garden” signposted with a sign on a wooden cross 5 min walk away behind the church - an outdoor astronomy site, with a sundial and a map of the orbits of the planets compared to Vienna.
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • Ira D
    Kyiv, Ukraine94 contributions
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    Great place !! The atmosphere is indescribable. Worth to visit. The audio guide is interesting. Also there was a small artifact exhibition. A visit will not take much of your time. Convinient location in the center.
    Written October 9, 2019
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