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  • Address: Kreuzherrengasse 1, Vienna 1040, Austria
  • Hours: Open Mon - Sat 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 6pm, Sun 12pm - 5:45pm
  • Admission: Adults: €6

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St Charles's Church (Karlskirche)

The Church of St Charles Borromeo, or Karlskirche, is the finest baroque church in Vienna and was built between 1716 and 1739, after a vow by Karl VI at the end of the 1713 plague. It was designed and commenced by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and completed by his son Joseph. Although predominantly baroque, it combines several architectural styles.

The twin columns are modeled on Trajan's Column in Rome and show scenes from the life of St Charles Borromeo (who helped plague victims in Italy), to whom the church is dedicated. The huge oval dome reaches 236 ft (72m); in combination with the church's large windows, the dome's height creates a bright, open nave. There is  a small museum with a handful of religious art and clothing purportedly from the saint, but the highlight is the lift to the dome for a close-up view of the detailed frescoes by Johann Michael Rottmayr. The altar panel is by Sebastiano Ricci and shows the Assumption of the Virgin. In front of the church is a pond, complete with a Henry Moore sculpture from 1978.

Practical Info

Catch the metro line U1, U2, or U4 to Karlsplatz.

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Vivaldi Four Seasons Concert at St. Charles Church in Vienna, Vienna, null
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Vivaldi Four Seasons Concert at St. Charles Church in Vienna

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Enjoy an evening of classical music at St. Charles Church in Vienna during a 75-minute Vivaldi concert. Listen to the performance of Orchestra 1756 on period ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.09
Mozart Requiem Concert at St. Charles Church in Vienna, Vienna, Concerts & Special Events
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Mozart Requiem Concert at St. Charles Church in Vienna

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Enjoy an evening of classical music at St. Charles Church in Vienna. Listen to the choir and soloists of the Salzburg Concert Society and the Orchestra 1756 on ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.40
Sacred Music Concert at St. Charles Church in Vienna, Vienna, Concerts & Special Events
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Sacred Music Concert at St. Charles Church in Vienna

Enjoy an evening of Sacred Music at St. Charles Church in Vienna during a 70-minute performance of masterpieces such as Bach's, Schubert's and Gounod's Ave ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.09
Private Vienna Half-Day Small-Group Tour: City Landmarks and Highlights, Vienna, Concerts & Special ... 
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Private Vienna Half-Day Small-Group Tour: City Landmarks and Highlights

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Enjoy a 3-hour private tour of Vienna without the need of walking. See Vienna's top highlights including impressing Ringstrasse, St. Stephens cathedral, ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $336.72
Vienna City Bike Tour, Vienna, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Vienna City Bike Tour

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Experience the best of Vienna on an easy 3-hour morning, afternoon or evening bike tour. See top Vienna attractions such as the Vienna State Opera, the ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.25
Vienna Segway Hot Spots Tour, Vienna, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Vienna Segway Hot Spots Tour

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A trip to Vienna’s hot spots! Segway Tours are very popular. With our experienced guides, who know every hot spot end corner of Vienna like the back of their ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.12
A Romantic Vienna Tour from Budapest with Fiaker and Sacher cake, Budapest, Segway Tours
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A Romantic Vienna Tour from Budapest with Fiaker and Sacher cake

The horse drawn carriages called "Fiaker” belong to Vienna’s sights, just as Stephensdom, Hofburg or Praterstern. Enjoy a sightseeing in a ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $620.00
Private Art City Tour of Vienna with Skip the Line Schonbrunn Palace Ticket, Vienna, Day Trips
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Private Art City Tour of Vienna with Skip the Line Schonbrunn Palace Ticket

Get a profound insight into Vienna's history, art and lifestyle while being chauffeured to the main sights in a private car. Enjoy skip the line access to ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $576.46
Private History and Art City Tour of Vienna, Vienna, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private History and Art City Tour of Vienna

Enjoy the superb service and personal atmosphere of what is probably Vienna’s best city tour: your licensed tour guide meets you at your hotel and takes you on ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $431.00
Vienna Vintage Photo Tour With a Polaroid Camera, Vienna, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Vienna Vintage Photo Tour With a Polaroid Camera

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Explore Vienna with a vintage Polaroid camera on this 2.5-hour photo and city walking tour. Capture Vienna's most famous sights and popular tourist attractions ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.26

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