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Maria Am Gestade, Vienna

#27 of 106 in Historic Sites in Vienna
Religious Site · Architectural Building
Featured often in some of the oldest images of the city, Maria Am Gestade represents one of Vienna's oldest and most recognizable places of worship. Consecrated in 1414, the church served as a popular spot for anglers due to its proximity to the Danube River. Today, the narrow Gothic building is best known for its ornate 56 m (180 ft) tower. Step inside to observe the imposing high altar, colorful stained glass, intricately carved statues, and 15th-century reliefs on the porticos. The grandeur and beauty of the church today make it hard to believe it once served as an arsenal and stable for Napoleon during his occupation of Vienna. With our world travel planner, Vienna attractions like Maria Am Gestade can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This church located at the top of a set of stairs is close to the Donau Canal outside of the main tourist zone in Vienna. Inside you will find a beautiful altar with amazing stained glass windows. On....  more »
  • This beautiful gothic church is located in the Innere Stadt, not too far from the river, but it is not easy to find it, because it's slightly of the main tourist route. White interior with stained...  more »
  • Very peaceful and simple. One of the very old churches of Vienna
  • It was beautiful n serene n NOT crowded. Loved my morning visit.
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