Religious Sites in Vienna

Religious Sites in Vienna, Austria

Religious Sites in Vienna

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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy10,918 contributions
    For an Italian visitor, this church sounds like a familiar presence. Indeed, the architect, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, having completed a large part of his training in Rome (1670-1685), could have "exported" a more imaginative and less conventional Baroque to this church, such as that of some Roman creations. by Borromini. Instead, for this church he adopted a more classical style, which is expressed, as well as in the dome, in the facade (which recalls the Pantheon), and in the two columns in front of the church (imitating the Trajan's Column).
    It's reasonable to imagine that the client, who is directly the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, had some role in allowing the victory of the Fischer project, in the public tender that was held for the new church. However, the fact remains that a church like Karlskirche would be very plausible in Rome. The elliptical plan is almost the only element that links the church to the more "extreme" Baroque (as opposed to the numerous works by Fischer built in Salzburg): rather, according to some, it even seems to anticipate the neoclassical style.
    That said, I would like to emphasize that the element that struck me most in this church is the close-up view of the frescoes in the dome. They, depicting the "Glory of San Carlo Borromeo", as well as the representation of some "Virtues", were executed by Johannes Michael Rottmayr. For some years, the restoration work on the dome has required the construction of very high scaffolding, which can be accessed by an elevator. Apparently the works are finished, but the scaffolding and the elevator have remained, and allow visitors a close view of the frescoes, which certainly was not foreseen by the painter. So many delightful details of the frescoes emerge, which enchant the visitor.
    Written March 3, 2022
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  • Fatty&roundy
    Virovitica, Croatia26 contributions
    It’s an extremely beautiful church everyone coming to Vienna must visit the church it has great details of artwork inside the building and very gothic look tot he church from the outside
    Written November 11, 2021
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  • Nebo
    Vienna, Austria52 contributions
    Originally built as a chapel for the Steinhoff Asylum patients, the church is a masterpiece designed by Otto Wagner who contracted the best available masters who designed glassworks, metalworks, fresco painting... At the time it was built the budget was not the problem and it was recently refurbished, cleaned and polished - so it is one of the best displays of the Viennese Secession one can see in Vienna nowadays. The Steinhoff Mental Health Asylum, located in a beautiful park on a hill above Vienna, with lavish flower-carpets covering landscaped slopes, looks more like a private Swiss-Alpes sanatorium than a mental hospital from the 19th century. One can only wander how human the Empire under Franz Josef must have been, to build such extravagant hospitals for its most vulnerable citizens. Check out opening times as the church is open only few hours a day!
    Written March 24, 2021
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  • David D
    London, UK6 contributions
    The inside is amazing too. And if you’re lucky the organist will be practising! Easy to miss if you’re rushing from one great site to another.
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • Michael U
    Las Vegas, NV40,911 contributions
    Continuous with the Albertina and National Library near Hofburg Augustinerkirche is easy to overlook, but dating back to the 14th century and the Habsburg monarchy’s court church for almost 300 years there is a lot of history within these walls. Gothic on the exterior with updates in Revivalism inside plan to spend perhaps twenty minutes here exploring altars and chapels decorated in white and gold.
    Written April 8, 2022
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  • swoodruf
    Muskegon, MI1,059 contributions
    Our travel leader took us to this church one evening. It looked like it was closed, but our fearless leader found the door. He wanted us to see this gorgeous mosaic of the Last Supper. We were completely alone in the church to observe this gorgeous piece of art. There was no fee - just a place to leave a donation.
    Written November 24, 2021
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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,425 contributions
    With the glow of the evening sunlight upon it, the church had such a special and lovely appearance to it... Really enjoyed a few moments watching.
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • fachufaheem
    164 contributions
    It is considered as one the most sumptuous and grandiose of the churches of St. Petersburg. Completed in 1858, it is one of the most important neoclassical monuments of Russian architecture of the nineteenth century.

    It is located in the centre of the city, in the square of the same name, near Nevsky Avenue and the Hermitage Museum. It has one of the largest domes in the world and is the second highest Orthodox church in the world, 101.5 meters high, behind the Cathedral of Christ the Savior of Moscow that reaches 103 meters.
    Written November 30, 2019
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  • LatchG
    London, UK196 contributions
    Visited the synagogue whilst with family in Vienna.

    So glad we went there as it’s so beautiful inside.

    Worth visiting.
    Written October 29, 2019
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  • Stirling B
    Ottawa, Canada553 contributions
    This church located at the top of a set of stairs is close to the Donau Canal outside of the main tourist zone in Vienna. Inside you will find a beautiful altar with amazing stained glass windows. On the outside the bell tower is majestic.
    Written July 30, 2019
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  • zdaati
    Vienna, Austria3,334 contributions
    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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  • EdgarCosset
    Brooklyn, NY1,552 contributions
    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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  • Scott077
    Saint Louis, MO340 contributions
    The church is on a side street near the main shopping streets of Graben and Kartenerstrasse. It is worth a look, but the best kept secret is the museum on the 2nd floor. It is only open a few hours during the week. The collection includes medals, coins, Ming dynasty dinnerware, paintings, uniforms, and weapons. Really unique. I highly recommend it!
    Written October 29, 2019
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  • Ira D
    Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine94 contributions
    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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  • Mae T
    Penang, Malaysia42 contributions
    We enjoyed being able to attend church on a Sunday though not being able to understand much. It was a well-coordinated service with beautiful voices in attendance. Vienna Boys alumni were the ushers. The choir boys were the younger ones of the choir, backed up by an older choir. You will get to see the Boys after the service for one song, unless you sit at the top rows. We were seated at the front row of the balcony, and the boys were probably the level above us. Prepare some change if you would like to contribute something for the offertory. Go early to look for the place, which has a small entrance and is next to a riding school. The Imperial jewels are on display next door which you can view after service.
    Written April 17, 2017
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