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Augustinerkirche, Vienna

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Experience the setting of many Habsburg weddings at Augustinerkirche, where Archduchess Maria Theresa wedded Duke Francis of Lorraine, and Archduchess Marie Louise wedded Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte of France. Built in the 14th century as the parish church of the Imperial Court, the church is attached to the winter palace of the Habsburg dynasty, and is renowned for its choir and music. It includes a memorial for Maria Theresa's favorite daughter, Maria Christina, and a crypt housing the hearts of many Habsburg monarchs. The choir and musicians sing high mass at each Sunday sermon, which are open to the general public. Note that the sermon is conducted in German. Use our Vienna trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Augustinerkirche and other attractions in Vienna.
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  • Was lucky to be in Vienna and attend mass on the Sunday that they celebrated the name sake St. Augustine. So, it was a special celebration. The 11:00 mass was accompanied by organ, choir and orchestra...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful church, well worth a visit. It is historic and dates back to the siege of Vienna. It's simplicity is a contrast to the baroque splendor one otherwise associates with Vienna. 
  • The special feature of this church is that very many hearts of Habsburgs are buried. In addition to the Imperial crypt a more resting place of the Habsburgs. The Church has very inconspicuous from the outside.
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  • Beautiful interior with dramatic sculpture and alter. A church worth a visit.
  • Not worth the 7euro entrance fee but definitely worth the visit....stunning library.
  • Beautiful mass and choir!
  • Donated to the captive Duke Friedrich III. of beauty for the mendicant order of Augustinian hermits in the 1330s and integrated in the building complex of the Hofburg Gothic Hall church with power and ribbed vault and the Court parish church from 1634 until 1918 as well as wedding Church and heart crypt of the Habsburgs. Among other things, the tombstone of the "Vampire Hunter" Gerard van Swieten (the first physician and Court Librarian of Empress Maria Theresa, which served as a model for Bram Stokers Van Helsing) and the Loretto Chapel overlooking the Herzgrüfterl are worth seeing in the Interior.
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  • It's not a special Church, if not for its musical history and at the service of the imperial family.
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