Karlskirche - St Charles Church, Vienna
Do not forget to take the audio guides and also the lift to the top of the church where you can see a beautiful view of the whole city.
Karlskirche is an enormous baroque church, begun in 1702 by Gabriele Montani and completed until 1733 by Lukas von Hildebrandt.
A giant dome arches over a nave with a 56 m diametre.
One of the two 47 metres high towers depicting the work of St. Charles Borromeo in strip relief. The baroque handiwork of Von Ella is a credit to his architectural skills.
On a cloud surrounded by angels, St Charles Borromeo was seen here ascending into heaven. This is the high altar.
Sometimes it helps when u see things from a different angle.
The gift of sight is one of the miracles of life.
Use it wisely :-)
Church of St Charles Borromeo is one of the best example of Baroque in Vienna. Located near Kralplatz.
Its 236 feet domw looks very impressive and you could see it from far.
Emperor Charles VI commissioned this church because of a vow taken during a plague epidemic. It was built by the eminent baroque architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and was finished in 1739.
This must be St Charles, the protector of plague. You can offer prayers here, buy a candle for 50 sen to 1 euro and lit it, and say a short prayer.
A beautiful pond is in front of the church - and on a good day, you can see the reflection of the stately looking church over the simmering water. Also there is a sculpture by Henry More