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    Jesuitenkirche

    by globetrott Updated Aug 9, 2012

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    Jesuitenkirche
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    Jesuitenkirche was built by the italian architect Andrea Pozzo, who made also the great frescos at the ceiling of the church. That ceiling gives you the impression of seeing domes and other architecture, that does not exist in reality. The baroque church dates back to 1703 and it is totally over-loaded with great golden ornaments and precious marble. On both sides each of the side-altars have 2 solid columns made of colored marble and each of them has also a different design - see my 1st picture.
    Also the organ looks really beautiful and includes a clock !
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    You can enter Jesuitenkirche freely and without restrictions
    daily between 07.00a.m. and 06.30p.m.
    The church is in Dr-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz, next to Akademie der Wissenschaften,
    about 500 meters from Lugeck & Rothenturmstrasse.
    Next U-bahn-stations are Stephansplatz & Schwedenplatz.

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    The tomb of Friedrich III

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    The tomb of Friedrich III is another highlight inside of Stephansdom - you may see it at the very end of the right nave of the cathedral, and you may get rather close to it ONLY, when you attend the guided tour ! The tomb dates back to the 15th century and was made of red marble : a large ornate sarcophage with a fence around of it. Take a closer look at this fence, and you will see various animal-sculptures crawling around the sarcophage. Emperor Friedrich III donated the Wiener Neustaedter Altar and so he was also buried inside the cathedral.
    A picture of that tomb looks best , when you DON'T flash !!
    see my lousy 3rd picture !

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    Peterrskirche (Church of Saint Peter)

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Oct 5, 2005

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    Peterskirche (The Church of Saint Peter)
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    The "Church of Saint Peter" is, probably, Vienna's most beautiful baroque church.
    The church is at the place, at which in the 4.Jh. Vienna's first church stood.
    The construction works of the more present-day Peter church began in the year 1703 and completed in 1733.
    This church was begun on initiative of Emperor Leopold I., after plans of Gabriele Montani and was completed by Johann Lukas Hildebrandt.
    From Graben, the church looks very impressively.
    The church has a big dome, and two corner piles that make the monument very imposing.

    Address: 1, Petersplatz 1, Vienna

    Metro: U1
    Station: Stephansplatz
    Bus: 1A, 2A, 3A
    Station: Petersplatz

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    The Greek Orthodox Church

    by globetrott Updated Aug 10, 2012

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    inside the Greek Orthodox Church
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    The Greek Orthodox Church is one of the most ornate churches in Vienna, it is not really well known by the tourists and it is also most of the time locked and you can see it just from outside or its entrance-hall, that is also worth seeing, but less beautiful than the church.
    You will find this church next to "Griechenbeisl", (which is one of the oldest restaurants in Vienna).
    The Greek Orthodox church is in Fleischmarkt, a side-street of Rothenturmstrasse, when you walk from Stephansdom to Schwedenplatz.

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    Stephansdom - Wiener Neustaedter Altar

    by globetrott Updated Jul 30, 2012

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    Wiener Neustaedter Altar in Stephansdom dates back to the year 1447 and it was donated by Friedrich III. You may see this great gothic altar at the end of the left nave of Stephansdom, but you may get close to it ONLY during the guided tour through the cathedral. Such a guided tour is 4 Euros and you have to gather inside the church at a place next to the iron-fence in the back of the cathedral. This tour is also your only chance to get closer to the tomb of Kaiser Friedrich III (at the end of the right nave) and to the main altar with the paintings by Tobias Pock and sculptures by Johann Jakob Pock dating back to 1647.

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    Cani domini - the dominicans

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    nasty creatures & a dog on the left
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    Take a closer look at the gothic hand-rail leading up to the famous pulpit of Stephansdom : You will see that hundreds of small animals - frogs, amphibians, snakes and other nasty creatures are crawling up that handrail, BUT at the top-end there is a dog, yelling at them and pushing them back down again... This dog is the symbol for Dominican monks preaching the words of god against the evil, and canis in latin is the dog, so the expression Dominicaner / dominicans means "cani domini" the "dogs of god"
    It is a pity, that it is really hard to get a perfect picture of that handrail and the dog on top of it. Even with flash it did not work out well !! ;-((

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    Stiftskirche

    by globetrott Updated Jul 30, 2012

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    Stiftskirche is quite a small church in Mariahilferstrasse and it was built by an unknown architect in 1739 . From outside the church does not look very special, But when you take a look inside, you will be surprised, because it has some interesting Rokkoko-works of art and decorations. Opposite of Stiftskirche, in Mariahilferstrasse 45, Ferdinand Raimund - one of Austria's most famous playwriters - was born in 1790 .
    Stiftskirche is open daily
    between 07.30a.m. and 06.00p.m.
    saturday untill 11.00p.m. and sunday untill 09.30p.m.

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    Various other sights inside of Stephansdom

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    Zahnweh-Herrgott
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    "Zahnweh-Herrgott" is a very popular sculpture, next to the entrance to the Krypta of Stephansdom. It gives you the feeling, that Jesus has aching teeth. (Zahnweh = aching teeth in german)
    My 2nd pic shows the entrance-gate to the vestry - at the right nave of the church - has a beautiful door-knocker and lovely decorations.
    My 3rd picture shows Master Pilgram - the architect of the Stephansdom - under the organ-seat at the left nave of the church.
    The 4th picture is Katharinenkapelle with a beautiful altar and a baptismal font with ornate gothic woodcarvings.
    My 5h picture : the main nave of Stephansdom with the famous gothic pulpit on the left and various small baroque side-altars next to the gothic columns.

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    Franz-von-Assisi-Kirche

    by Fam.Rauca Updated Feb 4, 2008

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    Commemorative church of the Jubilee of Franz Joseph.
    The church was built between 1898 and 1913 on the occasion of the 50th Jubilee of the reign of the Emperor Franz Joseph.
    The brick construction also houses a commemorative chapel, on the model of the Aachener Pfalzkapelle (Palatine):
    The church is built in 2nd district of Vienna, exactly in the Mexico square.

    Address:
    2. Vienna, Mexicoplatz 12

    Directions:
    Station Vorgartenstrasse
    Metro: U1
    Bus: 10a, 11a

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    Tirna-Kapelle - the tomb of Prinz Eugen

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    Tirna-Kapelle - the tomb of Prinz Eugen
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    Tirna-Kapelle (sometimes also called Kreuzkapelle) is in the back of Stephansdom, close to the Dom-Shop. It is just a small chapel with a beautiful altar and the most beautiful iron-fence in front of it. That fence is normally locked all day, but it is well worth to have a look through that fence in order to see the marblestone covering the tomb of Prinz Eugen. Prinz Eugen was the most powerful and successful general of his time, in summer he lived in Schloss Belvedere and in winter he had a Palais in Himmelpfortgasse (close to Kärntnerstrasse).
    Take a look at the iron-fence of Tirna-Kapelle and compare it with the ornate fence of Belvedere, they really look very similar to me !

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    Jesuitenkirche

    by globetrott Updated Aug 10, 2012

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    inside Jesuitenkirche
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    Jesuitenkirche is in a part of Vienna that most of the tourists will pass by, although it is in the very centre of Vienna, just about 300 meters from St. Stephansdom. All of this church is so beautifully decorated with many side-altars, and each of them differs in color and design. When you click on my pictures, you will see that the columns are made of marble in different colors and also the design of the columns differs from one side-altar to the other.
    You may visit Jesuitenkirche freely and without restrictions during the day !
    Dr. Ignatz-Seipel-Platz is the adress of Jesuitenkirche
    Simply walk from Rothenturmstrasse through Baeckergasse in order to get there !

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  • Stiftskirche, Mariahilferstrasse

    by Mariajoy Written Aug 27, 2005

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    Stiftskirche, Wien

    Just up the road from the Museum-Quatier on Mariahilferstrasse I spotted the beautiful towers of the Stiftskirche. If I hadn't had a plane to catch I would have loved a little look inside. Thanks to Chet (Yooperprof) for helping me with the info here :))

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    The church in the Uno-City

    by Fam.Rauca Updated May 3, 2008

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    This is a modern church situated exactly in front of the UNO city buildings.
    The edifice has a lightens and splendid inside part.
    The modern form of the building is an beautiful architecturally master work.

    Address:
    22, Vienna International Center

    Directions:
    Station: Kaisermüllen.VIC
    Metro: U1
    Bus: 90a, 91a, 92a, 20b

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    Ruprechtskirche-the oldest Church of Vienna.

    by chiara76 Written Nov 9, 2005

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    Ruprechtskirche in Vienna.
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    This Church called Ruprechtskirche you can find on the Ruprechtsplatz.

    It is the oldest Chirch in Vienna.
    The legend says it was built in year 740 by the students of Saint Ruprecht.
    The present construction comes partly from XII century.

    It is one of the nicest Churches I have seen in Vienna.

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    Kirche «am Hof»

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jan 5, 2005

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    Kirche ��am Hof��

    The original structure of the church, call also "zu den neun Choren der Engel" (the nine angelic choruses) is locked between two buildings. It is tied to the particular history of the construction, erected like church of a carmelitan convent (1386-1403) risen on the site of the former residence of the Babenberg. The ghotic factory to three navate, fruit of the originally transformation of Romanesque imperial chapel, has made then from central nucleus, after it was damaged from a fire in 1607, for puts into effect it into the nowday complex, with forehead of roman baroque style, commissioned from the Jesuits (1622).

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