Votivkirche - Votive Church, Vienna

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    Votive church

    by Raimix Updated Oct 20, 2013

    Church was built to thank that attempt to assassinate Emperor Franz Joseph was not succesful, in 1853. The church was finally built in 1879 in neo - Gothic style. It is one of the most famous buildings in Ring - Strasse. Nowadays this church is always mixed with Vienna Cathedral.

    During Second World War it was badly damaged and later reconstructed. Interior is really worth visiting, full of details.

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    Votivkirche

    by Gillianina Updated Nov 1, 2003

    Situated at the end of Dr. Lueger-Ring. Erected in 1856-79 by Emperor Franz Joseph on the site of a failed attempt on his life. The architect was H. Ferstel, who drew his inspiration from French Gotich architecture of the 13th century.

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    Votickirche is magnificent on the Vienna skyline

    by cmarsek Written Dec 4, 2004

    Located within a walk from the Town Hall it is set back from the Ring's main line of buildings. Its name commemorates Franz Josef's escape from an assassination attempt on February 18, 1853. A Hungarian tailor stabbed the emperor in the throat, but a metal collar stud saved his life.

    Maximilian, Franz Josef's brother, suggested he build a church and it was erected between 1856 and 1879. The church has a neo-Gothic style taking its inspiration from German Gothic style, specifically the Cathedral at Cologne.

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    Votivkirche facade

    by dinhyen Updated Jul 14, 2003

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    Like most structures, the Votive Church is at its most ethereal when limned by the early morning light.

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    Votivkirche interior

    by dinhyen Written Jul 14, 2003

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    The lofty interior of the Votive Church will leave you breathless. The subdued lighting makes it looks most mystical.

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    VOTIVKIRCHE

    by alyf1961 Written May 6, 2009

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    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.

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