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Michaelerkirche

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Address: Michaelerplatz, Vienna, Austria
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Unimpressive outside, but lots of history inside

I must admit that I've seen far more impressive churches than this one, outside and inside. Being a history buff however, I had to visit it. It is the former parish church of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I must admit that I've seen far more impressive churches than this one, outside and inside. Being a history buff however, I had to visit it. It is the former parish church of the Austrian monarchy. Over more than eight centuries, the church has incorporated a medley of architectonic styles. Like many churches in Europe, it was regularly expanded and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was particularly taken with the sculpture work encompassing the altar here at St. Michael's. Unlike the brightly painted and gilded altars found in many other churches, the entire area behind and above the altar is covered in white stucco relief clouds. A host of angels emerges from this backdrop, many of them falling down from the heavens. While this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This church can be seen, just as Stephansdom, from far away of Ringstrasse. It's roof is very characterstic, and one cannot tell it is so imposing if just standing in front of the entrance on Michaelerplatz. Inside, however, it is not so impressive. Yes, there are traces of old mural paintings, the altar is interesting, there are some inscriptions on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The exterior is Fantastic to look at, I walked all around it and loved the construction of the building. Entering you will be surprised that the walls themselves are painted in a pale color, very serene and comforting feeling. That subtlety in the walls really makes the special objects inside pop. There are a good handful of special creations throughout... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

are searching for a quite and spiritual place, then go there! Lovely and impressive architecture....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

After walking around the 1st District (Hofburg, Roman Ruins next to Griensteidl Café, stores & cafes on Graben), take a short break in this church, complete with bones in the crypt. Hearing a visiting choir sing during a concert was lovely!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This one is located right near the entrance to the Hofburg palace and is another massive religious structure. This one is perhaps slightly more in need of renovation than some of the others. Quite dark inside so photos don't turn out that well. The exterior looks a little simpler than some of the other churches. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Near the Hofburg Palace...this church is one of the oldest churches in Vienna. I didn't have time to visit the crypts below the church but will be sure to do so next time I'm in Vienna.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A wonderful church indeed a wonderful building in a city that has .... 100s of them - unfortunately. Nonetheless this is one that is truly worth a quick visit .... just don't hand=g arpound too long !! Plenty more to see and do.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Magnificent architecture of the church building. Feels serene and peaceful when inside the church. Please maintain complete silence as others are doing their prayers. I admire the high altar with Fall of the angels and the Maria candia icon. Do not forget to look up at the glided pipe organ on the way out of the church

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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