CHARLES' CHURCH (KARLSKIRCHE) was built in the early 18th
Century and was designed by the Austrian baroque architect Johann
Fischer von Erlach. Hapsburg Emperor Karl VI dedicated the
church in thanks for the end of a plague which had hit Vienna hard
in 1713. The building began in 1715 and took 23 years to
the church stands just to the south of the Ring road outside of the
Old Town. It is the largest Baroque church north of the Alps,
and is topped by a 72m high dome. In front of the church
stands two columns portraying the life of the church's patron saint
The church lies in Vienna's vast Karlsplatz, and has a reflecting
pool in front of it. The interior of the church is decorated
in baroque style, with a magnificently painted interior of the dome.
Entrance to the church is free and it is open daily from 8am to 6pm.
STEPHANSDOM(St. Stephens Cathedral) dominates the Old Town. It towers
above shoppers and sightseeings in Stephansplatz.
HOFBURGThe Imperial Palace of the Hapsburg Family is a grand complex of
buildings, monuments, statues, and gardens.
St. Charles Church lies just south of the Ring. This majestic
church with is beautiful reflecting pool is the largest Baroque
church north of the Alps.
MUSEUMVienna's Museum of Art History exhibits the great works of
art collected by the Hapsburg Emperors and Empresses.
TRANSPORTATIONTired of walking? Find out the various
modes of urban transportation Vienna has to offer its citizens and
PANORAMAS Check out our panorama shots from around
Vienna! We have Karlskirche, Stephansdom (inside and out) and
the Kunsthistorisches Musuem.
Other Austrian and
Adolf Hitler's Eagle's Nest lies
atop a mountain in the southeastern corner of Germany. Visit
this magnificent monument and marvel at the breathtaking views of the
German and Austrian Alps.
Kitzbühel This ritz and
glamour destination in the Austrian Tyrolean Alps is also home to
the worlds most famous ski-race, the Hahnenkamm. Find out
about this destination and the "world's greatest party."
Venture into the Bavarian Alps and visit the fairy tale landmark upon
which the Walt Disney based his Disney Land Castle: Mad King Ludwig's
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