Churches in the historical city centre
The ecclesiastical landscape of Vienna is a very manifold one. Just in the historical city centre more than a dozen historical church buildings can be found.
The oldest one among them, St. Rupert, is nowadays nearly 1,000 years old. The oldest church by the date of foundation however is the now baroque styled St. Peter´s church. According to transmission already in the 4th century a roman hall church was located at this very spot.
The St. Stephan´s cathedral is without any doubt the most monumental one of all – not only in Vienna but also in whole Austria. It can look back on a 800 years lasting building history, in which not only the respective sovereign but also the Viennese citizens themselves had a significant share.
But also small churches tell remarking stories, e.g. the Minorite Church, in which Ottokar II Przemysl, the Bohemian king and arch-enemy of the then-ruling Habsburg, was laid out for 30 weeks to proof the Viennese inhabitants with a point of stressing that he really and actually had been defeated by the Habsburg and had lost his life in action.
You can decide on a tour through the centuries, or in consultation with me, choose an area or period on which to focus.
Duration: as desired.
Admission fees not included.