The graceful spires of the Votive Church make it my favorite church in Vienna. Its relatively isolated location means it's less frequented by tourists than other churches. I love it. We stayed about 2 blocks away and so it was the first one I saw on my walking tour. As my luck would have it, the base of the church was undergoing renovations, like many of the attractions I visited in June :(
Votivkirche is a gothic church built between 1855 and 1879. It was designed by Heinrich von Ferstal. It was built to commemorate the failed attempt to assassinate Franz Joseph in 1853.
The lofty interior of the Votive Church will leave you breathless. The subdued lighting makes it looks most mystical.
Like most structures, the Votive Church is at its most ethereal when limned by the early morning light.