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6 Freyung Square, Vienna, Austria
+43 1 53498
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Another Elaborate Church

This church is in the Freyung Square and is not elaborate externally and more subdued than most... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Peaceful and stunning.

This church is less busy than others in the 1 Bezirk. There are fewer tourists coming here (at... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Victor, New York
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6 Freyung Square, Vienna, Austria
Inner City
+43 1 53498
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This church is in the Freyung Square and is not elaborate externally and more subdued than most others internally but still worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This church is less busy than others in the 1 Bezirk. There are fewer tourists coming here (at least in my experience), so if you would like to visit a quiet church with beautiful paintings and altars, this is a place for you.

Thank chopin1981
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Schottenkirche (Scottish Church) is a parish church located at the public square Freyung in the first district Vienna city, very peaceful although around there a lot of shops, Cafe-Restaurant, the Church built in 1158, now inside the church is in high-baroque style, to get...More

Thank NarisaB
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Schottenkirche is a church on Freyung Square. Austrian composer Haydn’s memorial service was actually held here when he died. Pretty much a celebrity here during his time, Haydn taught Beethovan and was a mentor to Mozart, so you can imagine the pedigree here. You can...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped off to visit this lovely church. It is called the Scottish church , it was founded by the Hiberno-Scottish Benedictine monks in the 12th century.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I was quite fortunate to stumble across this church just as the sun came out for the first time for the day, resulting in some great lighting for photos. Unfortunately I wasn't quite so lucky in that a wedding was taking place inside - meaning...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I am scottish and was amazed to find this church in vienna it was absolutely beautiful inside around this area there is a scottish university and tram stop it was very interesting that scotland plays a huge part in austrain culture on the day I...More

Thank Peggysue93
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This church is located 10 minute walk from Stephansplatz. Its interior has very elaborate ceiling and wall paintings, sculptures and an ornate altar.

1  Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I visited this lovely church on April 7th afternoon. It was 6.30pm and there was a mass going on. I wish I had entered earlier to admire its interior to the fullest!

Thank carloscharmy
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Parts of this Scottish Viennese parish church date back 1000 years. We stumbled upon it and I'm glad we went inside. It's lovely despite looking plain from the outside. Check it out if your are in the area.

Thank ClintPage
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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