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Kirche am Steinhof

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Amazing Jugendstil church

The church is an impressive example of Otto Wagner's style, the white exterior and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vienna, Austria
Outstanding and unusual church building

The church is done in spectacular Art Nouveau Architecture. It is set on a high hill overlooking... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Kevin K
Chicago, Illinois
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Short version: Why to Go There? For the BEAUTY (eye-popping color and design) and for the HISTORICAL INTEREST (fascinating example of applied art in church designed for use by patients of turn-of-century reformist psychiatric hospital). How to Get There? Bus 48A from Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring to Otto...More

13  Thank CarolDM1900
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I visited Kirche am Steinhof as part of my 5 full-day visit to Vienna and enjoyed it a bit. It was one of the few churches I had planned to visit in the city and after my time in Vienna my limited selection proved justified,...More

6  Thank LPWilliams
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All reviews otto wagner art nouveau psychiatric hospital hospital grounds famous architect beautiful church stained glass windows are worth the bus ride insane asylum check the opening hours guided tours are offered high hill open your eyes exterior and interior steep climb worth the trip well worth the effort
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The church is an impressive example of Otto Wagner's style, the white exterior and the predominantly gold interior are breathtaking. To get there, walking up the hill through the grounds of the old psychiatric hospital is an experience in itself, depending on whether you do...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

The church is done in spectacular Art Nouveau Architecture. It is set on a high hill overlooking the City. It is a bit out of the way but worth the trip.

1  Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 25 September 2018

If you visit thischurch, you willunderstand that the Viennese people have another relation to death. They seems tosee death as part ofthe life - soitmust be excellentlysurrounding there as well. And the architecture of that church is formative for the beginning of the 20th century!

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

This beautiful church ,in contrast to the Hospital there on the grounds with its terrible history . Incredible! Take the time to look up what happened there during and just after the war.

1  Thank gabriela911
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This church is simply gorgeous. Every element of the interior and exterior is beautiful. Don’t worry that there is no tour in English; you don’t need a tour. Just open your eyes and look around you (we also used our Guidebook). After looking round the...More

Thank KateFD
Reviewed 25 August 2018

If you love art nouveau you have to take bus 47A or 48A out to see the Kirche am Steinhof on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. (It is not open to the public at other times.) The church is the chef d'oeuvre of Viennese architect...More

1  Thank smmcd2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Amazing church, though only open on Saturdays.. check before going, although the view from the outside is well worth the trip on the 48A

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The most exquisite example of Jugendstil by architect Otto Wagner. On a hill, off the beaten path on the western edge of Vienna, this golden jewel is aesthetically overwhelming, both inside and out. Scandalous in its day (the church didn't like the depictions of angels...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Take a stroll up the hill if you feel fit enough ... the gardens and grounds of the old psychiatric hospital of Vienna are rather quaint ... and be rewarded with a beautiful Art Nouveau church on the top. Though make sure you check the...More

Thank 1Maya23
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Here’s the plan, if you feel like a good walk you can go from the city center towards the Kirche and then from here to the Belvedere Palace. There is a subway stop very nearby as well. The cool part is that there is an...More

Thank ChicagoJamesB
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Response from JRS-Vienna | Reviewed this property |
As many times in life, there are more than on solutions: Public Transport: 1) Bus 48A takes you to "Otto-Wagner-Spital" and you have to walk up the hill towards the church. 2) Bus 46A or 46B to "Feuerwache Am Steinhof" and... More
1 July 2017|
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Response from ttteeeggg | Reviewed this property |
there is a bus (number 48A, direction "baumgartner höhe") going directly from the city center (volkstheather/dr.-karl-renner-ring stop). the ride across half of town takes a little while, but you also get to see a lot on the... More
4 April 2016|
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Response from Sbstee | Reviewed this property |
There weren't any indications of this kind of service when we were there last October.