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Am Steinhof Church, Vienna

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 380+ 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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  • So that it is immediately clear: it takes time and endurance and fitness. Time, because you have to drive Steinhof hospital with a bus, endurance and perseverance, because you must go gazillion steps and paths to the top of the House through the entire area of the hospital... AND you should inform yourself BEFORE when opening times are. Because mostly closed. Otherwise it is all around, in newly renovated and very beautiful, great views. Otto Wagner shut. If you love art nouveau a MUST!
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  • Let yourself maybe distract from your faith, by so much Imagination, creativity, by sets of bronze and its stained glass windows, in the huge garden of this hospital.
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  • This is location while not as easy to achieve, but was simply my opinion a Muß...was designed Otto Wagner here and also built, now it's great saniert...nur in winter slightly cold, since no heating was installed for cost reasons.
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  • 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.
  • This church is just the most terrible thing I've ever seen. I think the pricks who built this were entirely drunk. I think god left this place a long time ago...
  • Beautiful and the architecture is magnificent.. But the people aren't that nice
  • Amazing! Wonderful!
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