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St. Anna's Church
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Classical Concert in Vienna's St. Anne's Church: Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert
Ranked #98 of 588 things to do in Vienna
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

If you are there when this little church does their musicals try and fit it in. it's an hour and it is truly moving an hour of Viennese classics in the church.. it has splendid acoustics and is a wonderful way to spend an evening..

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

I visited this church in May 2014, as I had asked my hotel for a recommendation for Sunday Mass where there would be little tourists. They recommended this church, set off a tiny side street but within walking distance from my hotel. It is rather simple looking from the outside but inside was a big surprise! So lovely and ornate for such a small church! I attended 9 am Mass and it was entirely in German (as expected). But such a charming atmosphere and the calmness and lack of tourist made it a wonderful start to my morning. It had a very small congregation for Mass (only about 18 people, including myself) and I enjoyed the service, even with the language barrier (I don't speak any German). Recommend it for anyone to visit (as it is beautiful on the inside) or for a Sunday Mass without tourists!

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

strolling through Vienna´s City you should´t miss this lovely secluded and very beautiful jewel of a catholic church.
it is just a few meters from the busy pedestrian area of KÄRNTNER STRASSE and a heaven of silence and contemplation
by the way- there is a very good restaurant just across the street the SOLE

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Really good concert venue; excellent string quartet performance of music well suited for Vienna. The quaint church setting made it all the more memorable

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Just a couple minutes walk off Kaerntnerstrasse, on a side street Annagasse, you can find the small yet attractive St. Anna’s Church (Annakirche). This is one of many nice churches that can be visited in the historic city center of Vienna.

St. Anne’s Church was built and consecrated in 1518. However, it is suggested that the chapel may date back to 1320. Designed in the early 16th century as a gothic style church by the Poor Clare Sisters, the church was passed to the Jesuits in the 17th century. They altered the décor of the church to that of the baroque style popular during that era.

A fire in 1747 badly damaged the church, spurring a round of late-baroque style restorations and additions by Andrea Pozzo’s understudy, Christoph Tausch. In 1751, Daniel Gran added the beautiful ceiling frescos; named The Glory to St. Anne, Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. Gran also provided the church with its high altar paintings as well as the frescos in the Franz Xavier Chapel.

The Jesuits administered the church until 1906 when they handed it over to the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, who presently look after St. Anne’s Church. Today, St. Anna's is noted for the quality concerts that that take place here during the evenings.

Overall, St. Anna’s Church is conveniently located and an easy church to visit. If short on time, there are more impressive baroque style churches you can visit, including the Jesuits, St. Charles and St. Peters Churches. For those with longer stays in the city or those who enjoy visiting historic churches, this is a good one to see.

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