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. Before you head to Vienna, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vienna itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Vienna has to offer, including St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade).
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  • Unique church quite a way out from the usual sightseeing tours. Only 9mt is a splendid example of Gothic. Nearly drowned between the buildings, turned out to be a pleasant surprise. You should also visit the Interior, it won't take long but will remain in your heart.
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  • Very cute little church, "sandwiched" other buildings, so bygljadit not grandly and warmly, although her pure Gothic architecture.
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  • Is the Church not so much of it if other Church Cathedral mostly chaise lounge next to 3-column though, whereas only 1 column or's oratory are long narrow space is. And the ceiling is as fast as other things, is the small church of the region is not. Land use solder of I don't know if there was physical reasons such as restrictions or an ideological background. If you like the Church is interesting.
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  • beautiful church, very quiet, an unknown jewel
  • Worth stopping by this nice gothic church
  • On the foundations of a Roman sanctuary and a Romanesque church 1414 accomplished Gothic building with a steep narrow west facade and a filigree Spire, as well as one of the oldest churches of Vienna and the Church of the Danube boatmen. The Interior offers a contrast between the dark narrow nave and the bright wide choir. In the altar are kept the relics of St. Klemens Maria Hofbauer (Vienna city patron).
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  • Very nice and interesting tale that lies therein. Above all the use given to the area to help guide boats through the canal.
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