Schottenkirche, Vienna

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#33 of 57 in Historic Sites in Vienna
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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  • July 11, 2017
    The Church of our Lady of the Scots was built in 1155. Very beautiful inside. Visiting hours Tuesday-Saturday from 11 to 17.
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  • June 27, 2017
    Built in 1155 under Duke Heirich II Jasomirgott next to the Benedictine Abbey of the schottenstift Church was named after the "sanctuary" (asylum) of the monastery. The Basilica is located next to the course at the Court in Vienna's City Centre on the square of Freyung. The originally 3-ship isolated Romanesque pillar church with its famous statue of Mary (1250) was rebuilt several times and replaced by a Baroque building. The (Scotland Yard) pen building, opposite the Palais Kinsky and the libretto endurance aschen Palais is located behind the Church. Inside the Church is the tomb of Duke Jasomirgott and Rüdiger Graf von Starhemberg. the main portal in its present form has been redesigned around 1755. Inside the church you can see the "Heavenly glory" altarpiece. Recent additions to 1887 / were carried out in the style of neo-Renaissance and neo Baroque. Limited access.
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  • May 18, 2017
    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 »
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  • January 11, 2017
    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.
  • February 11, 2017
    Very beatiful church.
  • November 11, 2016
    Ok
  • June 5, 2017
    Catholic Church: an ancient and beautiful. Entrance is free of charge.
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  • July 6, 2017
    A majestic and beautiful temple.
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