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Don't judge a book by it's cover

Not too fancy from the outside, but the inside is impressive. Take some time checking it out, it is... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Brasov, Romania
Plain outside, not so plain inside

Many probably walk right by, given the nondescript exterior on Freyung, but it is definitely worth... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

The Church of Our Lady of the Scots was built by the Irish Benedictine monks in 1418 and is called Schottenkirche today. The church tower was struck by a lightning bolt in 1638 and it collapsed. It was decided to rebuild the church in the...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Schottenkirche is a church located at Freyung Square. This is a parish church with a history dating as far back as the 12th century when founded by Irish and Scottish Benedictine monks. However, the church building you see today is from the more recent Baroque...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Not too fancy from the outside, but the inside is impressive. Take some time checking it out, it is beautiful.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Many probably walk right by, given the nondescript exterior on Freyung, but it is definitely worth a look inside. As we were staying in the adjoining Benediktushaus, I felt a bit of obligation to use a spare five minutes to take a peek. The entry...More

Thank Hollyrik
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This church is in the Freyung Square and is not elaborate externally and more subdued than most others internally but still worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This church is less busy than others in the 1 Bezirk. There are fewer tourists coming here (at least in my experience), so if you would like to visit a quiet church with beautiful paintings and altars, this is a place for you.

Thank chopin1981
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The Schottenkirche (Scottish Church) is a parish church located at the public square Freyung in the first district Vienna city, very peaceful although around there a lot of shops, Cafe-Restaurant, the Church built in 1158, now inside the church is in high-baroque style, to get...More

Thank aiiBurstein
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Schottenkirche is a church on Freyung Square. Austrian composer Haydn’s memorial service was actually held here when he died. Pretty much a celebrity here during his time, Haydn taught Beethovan and was a mentor to Mozart, so you can imagine the pedigree here. You can...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped off to visit this lovely church. It is called the Scottish church , it was founded by the Hiberno-Scottish Benedictine monks in the 12th century.

Thank 11KarenS
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I was quite fortunate to stumble across this church just as the sun came out for the first time for the day, resulting in some great lighting for photos. Unfortunately I wasn't quite so lucky in that a wedding was taking place inside - meaning...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I am scottish and was amazed to find this church in vienna it was absolutely beautiful inside around this area there is a scottish university and tram stop it was very interesting that scotland plays a huge part in austrain culture on the day I...More

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Inner City
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
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