Maria Am GestadeCurrently Closed
- Address: Salvatorgasse 12, 1010 Wien, Austria, Vienna
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +43-153395940
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids
What makes St. Mary’s church on the bank an important one to visit is that it is one of the few surviving examples of Gothic architectures that are left in Vienna. Also one of the oldest churches that still adorn the city, this church inspires awe as well as reverence. Historically, this church was used by the sailors on the banks of the Danube river. The present building that you see today was built between 1394 and 1414 in gothic style. Do visit this church to understand the religious history of Vienna in a better way.
- Entry is free.
- By Bus station: Wien Morzinplatz
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0.16% of people who visit Vienna include Maria Am Gestade in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
95% of people start their Maria Am Gestade visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Maria Am Gestade
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Maria Am Gestade
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It's a beautiful church with a very good musical instrument (s)
Stunning late gothic. Much more atmospheric than Graben landmarks. Batman approves.
Maria am Gestade (Mary at the Shore) is located at Salvatorgasse street and is one of Vienna's oldest churches and few remaining examples of Gothic style buildings from the Middle Ages. The churches history dates back to at least the 12th century while the present building was constructed between 1394-1414. During a recent visit, I unfortunately found the church closed to the public so was unable to enter and explore the inside. However, I did very much enjoy walking around the outside, taking in the original Gothic architecture of the building. Most notably for me were the porticos which are fenced but easy to view. These are decorated nicely with statue reliefs and fresco ornamentation. You can spot a few gargoyles as well on the side of the church building. If you step back across the street in front of the church, you can better view the church tower which rises 56 metre high and dates back to 1428. In the end, hopefully others will find the church open for visitation. If not, the exterior is worth a few minutes to enjoy if you are a fan of Gothic architecture. Note: There is a decent stone fountain called Hannakenbrunnen at the bottom of the staircase leading up to Maria Am Gestade. This is worth checking out as well if you enjoy viewing monuments during your travels.
Beautiful, quiet church that sheltered us late in the emergin evening during a cold rain. Apparently it's in the movie Before Sunset.
This is Am Gestade, literally means at the riverbank. There used to be a port at the foot of the steps and the steps lead up to the Maria am Gestade, or St Mary on the Banks. Right at the top of the stairs is Maria am Gestade, one of the oldest churches in Vienna, built in the era of Gothic architecture. As with many old churches, Maria am Gestade is built on one of the oldest sites in the city before the advent of more modern architecture that surrounds the area. Yes, most churches in Europe looked the same because they are all gothic. Constructed during the Middle-Ages before the Renaissance and before more modern styles took its place. Still, it always amazes me at the detail that goes into constructing this, down to the small sculptures and ornaments that often is found on its facade.