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Am Steinhof Church, Vienna

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Explore the stained-glass windows, mosaics, sculptural angels, and chandeliers at Am Steinhof Church, the Roman Catholic oratory of the neighboring psychiatric hospital. The last commissioned work by Otto Wagner, the church is considered one of the most important Art Nouveau churches in the world. Wagner incorporated numerous features related to the church's function within the asylum, such as limited sharp edges, rounded corners, and the separation of the priest's area from that of the patients. Look up at the gold dome, covered with 2 kg (4.4 lbs) of gold plate over the copper roof during a structural renovation. Private tours in English can be booked in advance, but the church has limited hours, so call ahead to confirm. Note that the church is accessible by bus but requires a steep walk, so wear comfortable shoes. Plan to visit Am Steinhof Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vienna attractions using our Vienna trip itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Freshly renovated Jugendstil church designed by the famous architect Otto Wagner, excellent view over the city, large park surrounding the church. Insider tip for an excursion with kids.  more »
  • On the edge of the Wiener Wald you stunble upon this gem. The church is part of a psychiatric hospital with its own theater and other therapeutic stations way before their time.  more »
  • This Jugendstil church is extremely beautiful - it is one of the prettiest churches we have ever seen and can be compared with the Cathedral in Chartres or - more modern - the Cathedral of our Lady of...  more »
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  • The most beautiful church in Vienna. Area is nice for walks.
  • Splendid Wiener Sezession/Jugendstil architecture
  • It's was not bad but driving all the way to dere was something I would not do. There no Parking in front soupy have to park a away
  • One of the must-see items in Vienna. Everywhere has palaces and museums, but nowhere else has this. And the Saturday-afternoon lecture on its history and art was knowledgeable and informative. (Main problem is finding it and getting there, but there is a bus to reasonably close by, then you have to walk uphill through the grounds of a hospital.)
  • Hard to believe your own eyes when you enter this amazing church. Cut from marveless white marble it gives you the warm feeling of an expensive holiday in the Mediterranean with the twenty-something chick that you thought would be worth leaving your wife for, but who was just after money. Totally worth your time.