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“most magnificent church”
Review of Kirche am Steinhof

Kirche am Steinhof
Ranked #17 of 607 things to do in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is one of the most beautiful of all art nouveau buildings. Its outside structure is stunning, but when you go inside and see the gold around the altar, the mosaics, and Moser's superlative stained glass, you realise you are in the presence of something rare and wonderful.

It's a bit of a trek out of the centre of Vienna (the 48A bus gets you to the door) and you have to walk up a steepish hill to it, but I can't imagine many people being disappointed. (Follow signs to the Kirke.)

Having difficulty following Viennese German, I used the one-hour (yes really!) talk that accompanies your so-called guided tour to feast on the interior. There's actually no guided tour at 3 on Saturdays, just this very long talk, but it's a small price to pay.

It's only open for an hour or two each week, so check the Wien website for details. If you do only a couple of things in Vienna and like this style of architecture, make the effort to visit the Steinhof.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

If you want to visit this church, spare at least three to four hours on a Saturday or Sunday. There is no metro (U Bahn) going near it and the taxi would cost too much. The only option left is the city bus (number 8 if I am not wrong from the city center to Otto Wagner Spital and then an uphill walk for approximately 15 to 20 minutes) If you like to visit churches, I would prefer first the St. Stephen Cathedral and second the St. Peter Church, both at Stephansplatz. This church would be my third option only. (In my opinion, too shiny for a religious place)

3  Thank Gürcan Ö
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

this is clearly a 5-star site, but it's a pain to get to and it's almost always closed -- open one hour on saturdays and six on sundays, when they charge you to see it.

1  Thank waehlerisch
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This great Otto Wagner masterpiece is a bit out of the way but it is worth the effort to visit. If you are a Wagner fan (we are) it will cap off everything you have admired about Wagner. If you are not familiar with his work this will convince you. It is a must visie

1  Thank itsingers
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Excellent Guide showing us this jewel in Vienna, which is hard to visit, since you require a private guide. Beautiful architecture in this church at a terrific location

2  Thank DieterGamper
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