The Karlskirche, a towering baroque church was built by request of the Emperor Karl the Sixth. In 1713, he resolved to ... More
St. Charles's Church
The Karlskirche, a towering baroque church was built by request of the Emperor Karl the Sixth. In 1713, he resolved to commission the construction of a church, if the terrible plague epidemic should cease. Once the epidemic had been stamped out, Vienna's most magnificent baroque church was duly erected, according to the designs of architect Johann Fischer von Erlach. The dome-shaped roof, which stands 72 meters high, is reminiscent of Roman designs. The interior of the church benefited from the work of distinguished baroque artists such as Johann Michael Rottmayr, Sebastiano Ricci and Lorenzo Matielli. The area directly in front of the church was renovated during the 70s. The new designs included a sculpture by Henry Moore and a pond.
Originally built in 1620, this Baroque styled Roman Catholic Church is certainly one of Vienna's most ornate in decor. In
the early 1700's the Italian architect, Andrea Pozzo, redesigned the church and sculpted it into what you can see ...
The new town hall was built from 1872 1883 to replace the old town hall in Wipplingerstraße; it is unashamedly
neo Gothic in style. The architect, Friedrich von Schmidt, was chosen by the authorities in a competition for the ...
The Vienna Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien) is the second of the two sibling museums at Ring Boulevard and
was built in the same style as the Museum of Fine Arts, according to designs by Gottfried Semper and ...
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