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Votivkirche, Vienna

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Featuring two slim spires visible from a great distance, Votivkirche serves as one of Vienna's major Gothic landmarks, known for its stained-glass windows. Commissioned immediately after a failed assassination attempt on the life of Emperor Franz Joseph in 1853, the church was finally finished nearly two decades later. Consecrated on the silver anniversary of the emperor's marriage, the structure sits across from the site of the assassination attempt. The exterior features an intricate facade embellished with sculptures, while inside you can see an eye-catching altar decorated with glass mosaics and alabaster columns. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Vienna holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Votivkirche and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Thanks to a überlebtes attack, Emperor Franz Josef had this church built. Starting outside the city, but today traffic junction.
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  • The external and internal beauty of the Votivkirche is leaving appalled visitor. In this church are offered art exhibitions, and various concerts.
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  • Never imagined such an architectural beauty. Outside there is a Gothic church, very nice but as there are different in so many cities. The wonder is in, where the decorations, stained glass Windows and statues, create a unique effect. I think it is by far the most beautiful church in Vienna. Gorgeous
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  • Amazing neo-gothic church.
  • Actually, I like this place better than Stephansdom and also after knowing the history of this Kirche.
  • wonderful interior, needs a lot of investment to clean up the exterior of this grand monument
  • Beautiful and atmospheric. Try to get inside on sunny afternoon, you won't regret it. There is a small museum inside too.
  • Beautiful church after the restorations. It is worth reading up on the history.