St. Rupert's Church
- Address: Ruprechtspl. 1, 1010 Wien, Austria, Vienna
- Phone: +43-15356003
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
St. Rupert's Church - Review
Dedicated to Saint Rupert of Salzburg who is considered to be the patron saint of the salt merchants of Vienna, this church stands in the category of the oldest churches that still adorn the city till today. This church has stood ever since 740 in the oldest part of the city and is a must visit if you wish to understand the historicity of Vienna better. Although an old church, it has seen refurbishing, the latest being the addition of beautiful new stained-glass windows, the work of Lydia Roppolt, which were installed here in 1993. As for the architecture of the church, it is built in Gothic style, however, the tower and nave remain of Romanesque style.
St. Rupert's Church Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
St. Rupert's Church Hours
- For mass timings and exhibitions, refer the website.
How To reach St. Rupert's Church by Public Transport
- By Bus station: Wien Morzinplatz
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0.74% of people who visit Vienna include St. Rupert's Church in their plan
95% of people start their St. Rupert's Church visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see St. Rupert's Church
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Rupert's Church
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St. Rupert's Church, Vienna Reviews
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An intriguing church to find in the city centre for those with an interest in his historical matters is Ruprechtskirche (St. Rupert's Church), which is presently considered the oldest church in Vienna. St. Rupert's Church was built during the 9th century after the fall and destruction of the Roman settlement at Vindobona at this location upon the Danube River. The church was dedicated to Saint Rupert of Salzburg and it had religious administrative importance until the 12th century when St. Stephen's Cathedral became the new religious seat of power. Interesting things to see at St. Rupert's Church include the statue of the patron saint as well as the 14th century stain-glass windows found within the church nave. A further note of interest is the somewhat recent contestation of St. Rupert's claim of being the oldest church in Vienna. Discoveries at St. Peter's as well as St. Stephens seem to dispute historical records and suggest that these churches may have been built on religious/church sites that predate that of St. Rupert's. There remains no general consensus on this interesting dispute at this time. Overall, St. Rupert's is a small church that offers less to see compared to the other magnificent and large scale churches around the city centre. However, it carries important and interesting historical attachment, making it potentially a nice place for visitors with a keen interesting in the history of Vienna to visit.
A very beautiful church in the city, from which you can take a walk to from the cathedral. But the inside dont seem to look like the old outside and is a bit more modern.
The St. Ruprecht's church is the oldest church in Vienna. The church is dedicated to the St. Rupert (died 715/716). He is the patron saint of the salt shippers and the city of Salzburg. There is a statue of the saint holding a tub of salt at the foot of the Romanesque tower.
It is not the nicest but it is the oldest (8th century) church in Vienna