Schottenkirche, Vienna

#35 of 106 in Historic Sites in Vienna
Church · Tourist Spot
Founded by Irish Benedictine monks who likely came to Austria in the 12th century, Schottenkirche remains one of the city's finest examples of Baroque architecture. Damaged by earthquakes and restored several times over the centuries, the highly ornate structure features a 19th-century facade and an elaborately decorated interior. The building's main feature is its fine frescoed ceiling, painted by artist Julius Schmid. Next door, you can visit a small art museum displaying various religious artifacts from the church's long history. Drop by the on-site shop, where you can pick up a jar of homemade honey or jam. Plan your Schottenkirche visit and explore what else you can see and do in Vienna using our Vienna trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • Located on Freyung Square is one of the most interesting churches in Vienna namely Schottenkirche . Schottenkirche ( Scots Church ) is a parish church attached to the Scottenstift ,founded by Irish...  more »
  • Schottenkirche is a parish church in Vienna's Inner City. Interior of the church is designed in high-baroque style and beautiful. I like this church very much.  more »
  • normally early in the morning I have these beautiful particle accelerator to the Divine all by myself this morning I was fortunate enough to view choir practice and then a couple of hundred kids entered in and the place became alive with human energy also
  • Fantastic Baroque church building at the old center of Vienna Austria Freyung
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