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Schottenkirche, Vienna

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Church Tourist Spot
Founded by Irish Benedictine monks who likely came to Austria in the 12th century, Schottenkirche remains one of the city's finest examples of Baroque architecture. Damaged by earthquakes and restored several times over the centuries, the highly ornate structure features a 19th-century facade and an elaborately decorated interior. The building's main feature is its fine frescoed ceiling, painted by artist Julius Schmid. Next door, you can visit a small art museum displaying various religious artifacts from the church's long history. Drop by the on-site shop, where you can pick up a jar of homemade honey or jam. Make Schottenkirche a part of your Vienna vacation plans using our Vienna family vacation planner.
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  • This church is in the Freyung Square and is not elaborate externally and more subdued than most others internally but still worth a visit if in the area.  more »
  • This church is less busy than others in the 1 Bezirk. There are fewer tourists coming here (at least in my experience), so if you would like to visit a quiet church with beautiful paintings and altars...  more »
  • The Schottenkirche (Scottish Church) is a parish church located at the public square Freyung in the first district Vienna city, very peaceful although around there a lot of shops, Cafe-Restaurant, the...  more »
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  • Present Church, which goes by the name Scottish Abbey dating back to 1155, founded as a Benedictines Abbey when Henry II of Austria. Possible to visit inside or even the nearby Museum.
  • Very beatiful church.
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  • Catholic Church: an ancient and beautiful. Entrance is free of charge.
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  • A majestic and beautiful temple.
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