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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 am scottish and was amazed to find this church in vienna it was absolutely beautiful inside around this area there is a scottish university and tram stop it was very interesting that scotland plays ...  more »
  • Agnes died in 1177, Heinrich 2 III and his wife Theodora, as well as two daughters in so buried in the Crypts. Could not be closed, the Church is Church of Vienna's historic old town, I went into that.
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  • Heinrich II. Duke Jasomirgott, brought in the year 1141 the Irish monks from Regensburg to Vienna. He allowed them to build this church, but at that time it was called Ireland "Scotia minore" so little Scotland, therefore this strange name. The Church is not to visit any time of day, but enter and look through a large grille.
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  • Beautiful Romanesque church. (It is located on the Freyung in the 1st Vienna of district of)
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