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Votivkirche, Vienna

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Religious Site
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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  • akoma MIOs beautiful church, did not the internal, but worth a ride and a photo!
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  • This church is a little removed from the Center. You can probably on transport to get there, but I was all zhinteresno walk, look and feel. Interesting and unusual. Bypassed around netoropjas'. Openwork Gothic. Very beautiful! Close on the lawn a lot of campers on the grass of the students. Cool!
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  • Is situated in a park not far from the wheel-house square and from the inner city so all sights in the vicinity
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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.