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. Use our Vienna trip planner to arrange your visit to Am Steinhof Church and other attractions in Vienna.
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  • August 13, 2017
    One of the most beautiful churches in Vienna. Architecturally very successful. Also the nearby stone Court is a place of recreation.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The distinctive church with the gold dome is located on a hill (Baumgartner height) above a hospital facility. The Church is built in the art nouveau style and a masterpiece of the architect Otto Koloman Wagner. The entire Park, the hospital buildings are very worth seeing. The tight opening times of the Church are to beachten(andeman besten vorher indem Internet checken). Very good for height and city centre are reachable in short time intervals between Baumgartner bus 48a, (Dr. Karl-Renner - ring) commutes
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  • August 9, 2017
    A sweeping unbelievable ... the outside is austere and opulent gilt décor at the same time ... the Interior (open only on Saturdays and Sundays with reduced hours) deserves to be discovered slowly ... glass up to the altar.
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  • April 20, 2017
    A masterpiece of Otto Wagner. It's a shame the church is so long way away from downtown and few people see it.
  • January 2, 2017
    The most beautiful church in Vienna. Area is nice for walks.
  • August 28, 2016
    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
  • December 1, 2016
    Splendid Wiener Sezession/Jugendstil architecture
  • December 9, 2015
    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.)

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