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    by balhannah Written May 28, 2014

    As it happened, this Orphanage Church was located on the same road as our Hotel. It had interesting architecture so a photo stop was made. At that time, I had no idea of the history of this Church which I have since found quite fascinating!

    The Hyrtl'sche orphanage was an orphanage in Mödling named after Josef Hyrtl.
    Joseph Hyrtl must have been a very generous man as the orphanage foundation inherited from the estate Hyrtl almost 600,000 guilders, which represents 5.5 million euros today.
    I could see the restored Orphanage buildings which were built in late historic architectural style, the same style of English colleges. The first building was built in 1886, this housed 48 children, later with further buildings added, this number rose to 220 orphans and by 1903, 600 children were accommodated here. The west wing buildings became a prison school .
    In 1978 on the home located in the near Brühl .

    The west wing of the orphanage was renovated and now houses the elementary school and the day care centre.

    The Church stands in the place of an earlier church known as St. Martin from 1234. The church of St. Martin was destroyed in 1683 and completely demolished in 1787.
    Very little is known about the St. Joseph's church, located in the orphanage grounds. A great find in 1974, was the Romanesque baptismal font of the old church.
    The Orphanage Church is now the Evangelical parish Church.

    A fascinating piece of Austrian history!

    Orphanage Church of St. Josephs Orphanage Church of St. Josephs
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    by lotharscheer Updated Sep 11, 2011

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    The Babenberg Duke Henry of Mödling in 1182 had a Romanesque chapel built with round apse, which was dedicated to Saint Pantaleon. Today, the common name is Karner.
    St. Othmar, after 69 years of building the church was completed in 1523. The high altar was donated in 1760 by Maria Theresia. Most glass windows dating from the 19th century.

    Karner St. Othmar St. Othmar St. Othmar Karner
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    by balhannah Written May 28, 2014

    We staying at the Phoenix 7 Hotel which was located about halfway between two Train stations.
    Reception told us one was a slow Train and the other a Fast Train that would take us into Vienna.
    We did both trips and found both ok.
    We did have some trouble with the ticket machine, so asked if anybody could help and they did.
    The fare was very cheap, the train comfortable.
    The Train Arrives and Departs from the Opera House, so a very good place to start looking around Vienna.
    Make sure you catch the Train that says to Baden.

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