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

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Address: At Passauer Platz, Vienna, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 53395940
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Beautiful Old Church

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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 23 July 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 25 April 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 11 April 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 21 March 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 31 January 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 24 December 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 24 September 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 18 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The first day we were in Vienna was a Sunday, and while we walked by Maria am Gestade that morning, there was a church service in progress, so we couldn't see much. I made a point of coming back there on a weekday afternoon, to take some pictures and spend some time there. It is utterly splendid, from its unusual... More 

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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 centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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