The Karlskirche, a towering baroque church was built by request of the Emperor Karl the Sixth. In 1713, he resolved to ... More
St. Charles' 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.
This church was built between 1731 and 1734 by order of empress Anna Ioannovna on the spot where the wooden
Archangel Michael Church had been founded in 1712. The church's main altar is consecrated in honor of Simon and ...
St. Alphonsus Liguori "Rock" Church has been an area landmark since its dedication in 1872 and is now home to
more than 1,300 church families. Although it has undergone several additions since the 1800s, its mission has not changed. ...
One of the city's major landmarks, the Lutheran church of St. Michealis was originally built in the early 17th century.
It still stands today as a mark of strength against destruction, after several instances in which conditions literally threatened ...