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Am Steinhof Church, Vienna

(4.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • An architectural gem that you should have seen. The Christmas mass in this church is a real experience.
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  • For me, the Church am Steinhof is one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Unfortunately, there are German leadership that comes with a lot of heart and information only on Saturday at 15: 00. Unfortunately no English leaders offered to my knowledge--but also really the only point of criticism. Otherwise is the Church once thought through (like the whole hospital) and the details on which you made aware during the guided tour and lecture, a madness. In addition to the "normal" leadership, I was also once during a wedding in the Church. Both outdoor and indoor Art Nouveau pur. If I have guests in Vienna and the even are on Saturday because for me a must. So far it has fascinated up everybody.
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  • Beautiful church: a masterpiece of Otto Wagner. We discovered a great sunny day and it was even more dazzling. As it is located far from the Center we rented bikes to get there. The trip takes nearly an hour from the Center, it is not fully cycle but doable even with a child of ten years: the whole family enjoyed the visit.
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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.