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. Plan your Schottenkirche visit and explore what else you can see and do in Vienna using our Vienna trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • The Church of Scotland is located in the square of Freyung, the baroque interior is quite rich in stuccoes and decorations. When we were there, even though it was open, it was only possible to give an overview of the great cancelled located a few meters from the entrance but not delving into the Church.
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  • On Saturday afternoon, a tour offered by the Scots monastery, meeting point is the Museum shop. Through the crypt (with Jasomir tomb), the Church, the Chapel (with remains from the Romanesque construction phase), the Ballroom, the library and the Museum led a professional lady who was very versed in history and art history. About the Roman underground up to the different tags, she explained the construction history and others, she showed paintings by three main altars and could point to specific features of various objects in the Museum. Among other things is an altar screen that shows the escape to Egypt, to see the oldest view of the city of Vienna.
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  • Not too fancy from the outside, but the inside is impressive. Take some time checking it out, it is beautiful.  more »
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  • Was lucky to came across a weeding there
  • 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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