Augustinian ChurchCurrently Closed
- Address: Augustinerstraße 3, 1010 Wien, Austria, Vienna
- Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +43-15337099
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Founded in 1327, the St. Augustine’s church is an imposing structure that served as imperial Hofpfarrkirche until 1918. This church is on immense historical importance as it has been host of numerous weddings of the imperial family. Some of the famous marriages have taken place over here such as that of Empress Maria Theresia who married Franz Stefan von Lothringen in 1736, Emperor Franz Joseph I who married “Sisi” in 1854, Crown Prince Rudolf who married Princess Stephanie in 1881 and even the French Emperor Napoleon who married the Austrian Princess Marie Louise here in 1810. Today, its attraction lies in the great music that emanates from here such as that of Mozart, Haydn and Schubert during High Mass.
- Free entry
- Tickets of events cost 10€ to 25€, depending on the event.
- Coral Mass: Sundays at 11:00am
- Concerts: End of May to end of September on Fridays at 7:30pm.
- By Subway station: Stephansplatz
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0.6% of people who visit Vienna include Augustinian Church in their plan
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50% of people start their Augustinian Church visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Augustinian Church
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Beautiful Sunday Mass, the music is truly from heaven.
Beautiful church dated from the 14th century in an impressive palace style building. The interior is shining from the gold plated altar. I liked the wooden pipe organ and the large amount of marble that covers almost one side of the church.
One of the historic churches that I enjoy visiting in Vienna is Augustinerkirche (Augustinian Church) located along Augustinerstrasse at the Hapsburg Palace. Augustinerkirche is the Imperial Church of the Hapsburg. Its history reaches back to the 14h-century, the church was the location of royal weddings during previous centuries, It is also the location of the Herzgruft (Heart Crypt) behind the beautiful Loreto Chapel. Unfortunately, this is off limits for visitors. While there is little to see of the church from the outside, the interior can quickly be appreciated for its Gothic characteristics. The nave is narrow, tall and with vaulted ceiling. There is a series of attractive chandeliers lining the main hall, leading to a decorative and attractive wooden alter in front of the church. Amongst other highlights of Augustinerkirche, I've always enjoyed viewing Canova's Cenotaph for Archduchess Maria Christina. This is an exquisite sculptural arrangement that is very enjoyable to look at. It is a masterpiece. Note: Visitors during High Mass can also be treated to excellent choir performances each Sunday. In the end, Augustinerkirche is a rather small church but one that is quite impressive for those with interesting in history an architecture.
Nice gothic church near the Hofburg in central Vienna. Highlight is Canova's beautiful sculpture group im the south aisle. Possibly his best work.
Beautiful church. Mass with blessed music is very impressed!!