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St. Michael's Church

Michaelerplatz 4-5, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5338000
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Michaelerplatz 4-5, Vienna 1010, Austria
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+43 1 5338000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There's no shortage of beautiful old churches in Vienna, and it's hard to rate one against another (and why would you?) but this is as worth visiting as any. It's on Michaelerplatz, right by the most popular entrance to the Hofburg, and is well worth...More

Thank CptVonTripp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, it’s another church in a city of stunning churches, but the age of the church combined with the stunning 18th Century organ make this a worthwhile side trip as it is very near the center of the shopping district. It’s free (unless you choose...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not as crowded as St. Stephen's and with the space, you can take your time to appreciate the artistry that went into the nave. There isn't the same attention-grabbing imagery as other churches and cathedrals, but it is still beautiful in its own...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't the most amazing church in Vienna on the inside (St Peter's and the Jesuit church take that award), but the catacomb tour is a must. Only €7/person, it's a chance to see underneath the church in the crypt, where there are still remains...More

1  Thank gibosity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you do nothing else in Vienna, do this!! Creepy but also very interesting and informative - makes the hairs on the back of your neck stick up but the guide was really interesting and we also came out knowing a lot more gripping stuff.

Thank philsteadvicarage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The interior of this church consists of a nave and two aisles which have fortunately helped to conserve its ancient Gothic structure. It's also one of the oldest churches in the city, and also one of its few remaining Romanesque buildings.

Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed 7 September 2017

While walking through the historic center of Vienna, we came to the St. Michael Church on Michaelerplatz (which in itself is simply stunning). It originated over 800 years ago, and the current facade hasn't been changed since the 1700s. It is dedicated to the Archangel...More

1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Came to experience the wonderful mass on Sunday. They played Joseph Haydn messe b- dur with wonderful organ music and choir. They ask for donations, 8euros suggested but also offer a cd for 10 euros. Beautiful music in a beautiful setting!

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest churches in Vienna, dating from late XII/early XIII century, and as such, it's quite a historical site. It was a royal chapel at some point, since it's so close to Hofburg. Easy to find, doesn't look much from outside,...More

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Stunning is one way to describe this church. The history as you walk around the first floor simply is amazing. Any church in Vienna is a treasure trove, but this one goes back to the 13th century. Don't miss the death mask at the entrance...More

Thank Gerry J
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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If you don't mind being in a crowded elevator with, say, 20 people, then you should be fine in St Michael's crypt. The only additional elements to contend with is the dim light and, if you are superstitous, all the dead... More