Churches/ Cathedrals in Vienna

Churches & Cathedrals in Vienna, Austria

Churches & Cathedrals in Vienna

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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada11,537 contributions
    We visited this lovely cathedral on a tour with AMAWaterways. We had a great guide who added to the historic information that I had read prior to the tour (highly recommended).
    St. Stephen's Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna. The current Romanesque and Gothic form of the cathedral was largely initiated by Duke Rudolf IV (1339–1365) and stands on the ruins of two earlier churches, the first a parish church consecrated in 1147. Its multi-coloured tile roof, become one of the city's most recognizable symbols.
    During World War II, the cathedral was saved from intentional destruction at the hands of retreating German forces when Wehrmacht Captain Gerhard Klinkicht disregarded orders from the city commandant, "Sepp" Dietrich, to "fire a hundred shells and reduce it to rubble".
    Built of limestone, the cathedral is 107 metres (351 ft.) long, 40 metres (130 ft.) wide, and 136 metres (446 ft.) tall at its highest point. The glory of St. Stephen's Cathedral is its ornately patterned, richly coloured roof, 111 metres (364 ft) long, and covered by 230,000 glazed tiles. On the roof, above the choir on the south side of the building the tiles form a mosaic of the double-headed eagle that is symbolic of the empire ruled from Vienna by the Habsburg dynasty.
    This is definitely a "must-see" on your visit to Vienna.
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK613,960 contributions
    Located on Petersplatz in the heart of the shopping district is Peterskirche ,one of the most beautiful churches in Vienna .
    Constructed between 1701-1733 and inspired by St Peters Basilica in Rome ( Vatican ) ,constructed from designs from firstly Gabriele Montani and then Johann Lukas Von Hildebrandt with the beautiful dome the work of Matthias Steinl ,it's a great example of Baroque architecture ,we were wandering around this part of the city when we passed the church early hours of the morning ,on a bitterly cold night we were heading to the warmth of a bar so I took a few photos before moving on ,it's a church to most definitely check out if you're in the area and easy to locate Peterskirche.
    Written 15 January 2023
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  • Brian R
    Vienna, VA569 contributions
    Second only to the Karlskirche as the most magnificent church in Vienna. Absolutely worth stopping by.
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • PatMurff
    Ballymoney, UK596 contributions
    Under the very beautiful Capuchin Church is this crypt where many of the great and perhaps good of the Habsburgs have been laid to rest. Hello magazine and others can show you how the rich and famous live. Well here is where you can find out how the die. Generally speaking this seems to be in huge ornate coffins that many help to design themselves before being interred therein.
    The whole results in a slightly creepy but very interesting sort of small necropolis. I am definitely glad we went to see it but I wouldn't want to be locked in there after dark.
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,301 contributions
    Unfortunately, we did not enter the church due to ongoing maintenance and part of the exterior was shrouded in scaffolding, with a major part of the rest of the structure supporting a major advertisement for Breitling (since when have churches become advertising billboards?). But still easy to appreciate the beauty of the building. The church was built following the attempted assassination of Emperor Franz Joseph in 1853. At the time, the Emperor's brother Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian inaugurated a campaign to create a church to thank God for saving the Emperor's life. The church was dedicated in 1879.
    Written 10 January 2023
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  • DebbieQT
    Calgary, Canada14 contributions
    Tucked down a side street in Vienna St. Anne's was a special visit. Absolutely beautiful interior. Take the time to find the church you will be glad you did.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia48,146 contributions
    Architectually this church is not as impressive as the imposing St. Stephen's Cathedral.

    On a smaller scale the Saint Michael's Church is one of the oldest churches in Vienna, Austria. Its one of fewRomanesque buildings remaining.

    The location is at Michaelerplatz across from the Hofburg Palace.

    It has a mixture of achitectural styles such as late Romanesque, early Gothic.

    It dates back to 1220–1240 so has a lot of history..

    The interior consists of two aisles of ancient Gothic structure.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Brian R
    Vienna, VA569 contributions
    One of the prettier churches in Vienna. Definitely worth stopping in for a short visit while you are in the neighborhood.
    Written 14 December 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK613,960 contributions
    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 30 December 2022
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  • LostALot22
    Chicago, IL11,016 contributions
    This place is very beautiful. I walked by and there was a mass going on for children. It was in a language that I didn’t understand but was still very nice. It’s really cool looking inside.
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada11,537 contributions
    This is one of the most interesting churches that we saw in Vienna. We drove by it several times but never got to go in during our 2-day visit to Vienna.
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada11,537 contributions
    The oldest church building at the location of St. Peter's Church dates back to the Early Middle Ages, and there is speculation that it could be the oldest church in Vienna (see Ruprechtskirche). That Roman church was built on the site of a Roman encampment.
    The construction of the new Baroque church was begun around 1701' and the design was inspired by the St. Peter's Basilica of the Vatican in Rome. It is a beautiful church inside and I'm glad that I decided to go inside when I stumbled upon it while walking through downtown Vienna. There is no charge to enter.
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy2,394 contributions
    This church is over 800 years old, and it was founded by Irish monks with the abbey it belongs to. Originally in romanesque style, it was changed into baroque style during the 17th century, and restored during the 19th.
    The church is very beautiful but - when I visited - the iron gate by the entrance was closed, so it was not possible to go around the church.
    Written 5 June 2022
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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 17 April 2017
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  • Lee S
    Australia2,502 contributions
    This church is near the dock where our longship was moored it's known by many names. ( Mexican church, St Assisi church, plus another name I can't remember it refers to queen Elizabeth the first.( Sisi )
    Unfortunately we went in the afternoon & it was closed.
    Written 30 October 2022
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