- Address: Freyung 6A, 1010 Wien-InnereStadt, Austria, 1010, Vienna
- Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-0153498
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Community And Government, Religious, Churches
As the name suggests, this is a Scottish church which has connections with Schottenstift, founded by Hiberno-Scottish Benedictine monks in the 12th century. Even till today, the surrounding buildings of this church are inhabited by Benedictine monks. After it received a big damage by the earthquakes, it was restored in the Baroque style of architecture in 1648, a state that remains even till today. The interior of the church bespeaks of beautiful high-baroque style with several chapels.
- Entry is free.
- Ask the locals for exact timings of the church.
- By Subway station: Schottentor
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0.54% of people who visit Vienna include Schottenkirche in their plan
95% of people start their Schottenkirche visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Schottenkirche
People normally also visit Historic Centre Of Vienna while planning their trip to Schottenkirche.
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 period. The exterior is three level facade with embedded column structures, small statue niches. The entrance is flanked by two small side towers. Windows include ornamentation while the pediment and roof are topped with angelic figure and golden crosses. The interior is a decorated with marble walls lined with columns, moderate ornamentation and a ceiling with leafy pattern and frescos. The alter is attractive. There are side chapels Baroque in style as well. Unfortunately, we found the main nave is blocked by a screen, preventing further access into the main nave and side chapels. As such, we were only able to view the church interior from the back. In the end, much less ornate than other Baroque churches in the city centre, we liked what we could see at Schottenkirche. Would have much enjoyed having been able to explore the interior more than was possible. Hopefully others will have better access to the church at other times of the year.
Was lucky to came across a weeding there
Present Church, which goes by the name Scottish Abbey dating back to 1155, founded as a Benedictines Abbey when Henry II of Austria. Possible to visit inside or even the nearby Museum.
Very beatiful church.