St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), Vienna

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Featured often in some of the oldest images of the city, St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade) represents one of Vienna's oldest and most recognizable places of worship. Consecrated in 1414, the church served as a popular spot for anglers due to its proximity to the Danube River. Today, the narrow Gothic building is best known for its ornate 56 m (180 ft) tower. Step inside to observe the imposing high altar, colorful stained glass, intricately carved statues, and 15th-century reliefs on the porticos. The grandeur and beauty of the church today make it hard to believe it once served as an arsenal and stable for Napoleon during his occupation of Vienna. With our world travel planner, Vienna attractions like St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This church is located off the traditional tourist track – do not pass by, go specifically to this beautiful church at the Passauer Platz.
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  • Beautiful gothic church between Vienna's oldest and dates back to the early 15th century but has undergone several renovations. Is very curious elongated nave plan and very narrow which then spreads slightly in the area of the choir. Lovely entrance portals and especially the shape of the pulpit leans against a column and connected by a bridge to the door which opens onto the wall.
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  • The Church, which is slightly away from the tourist crowds in Vienna, is an architectural jewel, which is very central in the 1st District and thus easily accessible. Classical concerts are a real delight by the excellent acoustics. A visit is worthwhile in any case.
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  • Beautiful, quiet church that sheltered us late in the emergin evening during a cold rain. Apparently it's in the movie Before Sunset.
  • This is Am Gestade, literally means at the riverbank. There used to be a port at the foot of the steps and the steps lead up to the Maria am Gestade, or St Mary on the Banks. Right at the top of the stairs is Maria am Gestade, one of the oldest churches in Vienna, built in the era of Gothic architecture. As with many old churches, Maria am Gestade is built on one of the oldest sites in the city before the advent of more modern architecture that surrounds the area. Yes, most churches in Europe looked the same because they are all gothic. Constructed during the Middle-Ages before the Renaissance and before more modern styles took its place. Still, it always amazes me at the detail that goes into constructing this, down to the small sculptures and ornaments that often is found on its facade.
  • A beautiful church.
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  • Worth stopping by this nice gothic church
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