Kirche am Steinhof, Vienna

4.7
Explore the stained-glass windows, mosaics, sculptural angels, and chandeliers at Kirche am Steinhof, the Roman Catholic oratory of the neighboring psychiatric hospital. The last commissioned work by Otto Wagner, the church is considered one of the most important Art Nouveau churches in the world. Wagner incorporated numerous features related to the church's function within the asylum, such as limited sharp edges, rounded corners, and the separation of the priest's area from that of the patients. Look up at the gold dome, covered with 2 kg (4.4 lbs) of gold plate over the copper roof during a structural renovation. Private tours in English can be booked in advance, but the church has limited hours, so call ahead to confirm. Note that the church is accessible by bus but requires a steep walk, so wear comfortable shoes. Use our Vienna trip planner to arrange your visit to Kirche am Steinhof and other attractions in Vienna.
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  • This is not just a church, this is art, culture and history. Standing here is an experience.
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  • Do not miss her during a passage in Vienna. Very different from the others, 2 Globes inside that reflect the auretl, the organ,... Take the elevator for those who do not have Vertigo to discover the beautiful frescoes of the dome.
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  • Staggeringly beautiful. One of the most gorgeous art nouveau buildings in the world. A must-see.
  • Wonderful Art Nouveau style Church destined by Otto Wagner. The church is part of a hospital so he sure to check the opening timings before you go. The area itself is very green and peaceful.
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