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Schottenkirche, Vienna

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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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  • I visited the Basilica near the University regularly as a student. A place of silence and at the same time, the face of the old Benedictine Abbey outside. Scots master altar and the burial sites of Austrian noble houses are the most important artworks in the Interior.
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  • We stopped off to visit this lovely church. It is called the Scottish church , it was founded by the Hiberno-Scottish Benedictine monks in the 12th century. 
  • I was quite fortunate to stumble across this church just as the sun came out for the first time for the day, resulting in some great lighting for photos. Unfortunately I wasn't quite so lucky in that ...  more »
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  • Beautiful Romanesque church. (It is located on the Freyung in the 1st Vienna of district of)
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