daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture > European Classic Architecture and Landscapes

European Classic Architecture and Landscapes All related to historical buildings and landscapes of the old world.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 15th, 2012, 02:05 PM   #1
viennaphotograph
Registered User
 
viennaphotograph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vienna
Posts: 249
Likes (Received): 54

Churches in Vienna

Hi,

moving from an Alpine City to a big comparatively flat city like Vienna implicates loosing your orientation completely in the first time. Suddenly, distinctive reference points are absent and you are standing in the streets not knowing in which direction you are looking.

Thus I act from necessity and began to look for church spires manifesting distinctive points in respective districts of Vienna (Vienna consists of 23 districts aligned as a snail - at least most of them). And, finally, in that way my interest in churches' architecture grew and grew, and is still not saturated.

Nr.1: Jesuitenkirche in 1st district, built in ~ 1630 (Baroque), the Old University is just aside to the right in the same building complex



Nr.2: Minoritenkirche in the 1st district, heterogen sacral building built in 1275 (Gothic), frequently modified and destroyed due to the War of the Turks (1529, 1683) and fires.



Nr.3: Altlerchenfelder Kirche in the 7th district, built in 1848 (historism), very impressive interior



Nr.4: Salvator Chapel in 1st district. The chapel is just behind the Old City Hall and almost not visible from outside. The baroque porch stems from 1520, but the church originally stems from 1298.



Nr.5: Maria Gestade (1st district), built in 1158 with charateristic spire.
The terrain north and east of the church rapidly falls due to a landslide in the 2th-4th century.



Nr.6: Schottenkirche, origin in 1200, consists of a origin romanesque part (left) and a baroque part (right, spire) in the 1st district.



Nr.7: Michaelerkirche (1st district), built in 1220, late-romanesque, the nave is early-gothic



Nr.8: Karlskirche (4th district), built in 1735



Nr.9: Ruprechtskirche (1st district), possibly the oldest church in Vienna, the lower part of the spire originates from the 1100th century



Nr.10: Barbarakirche (1st district), Central Church of the Ukraine , built in 1652 (Baroque), possibly one of the most narrow churches in Vienna



Nr.11: Borromäus Church in 11th district, situated in the Central Graveyard close to the eastern border of Vienna, built in 1908 in the style of Art Nouveau



Nr.12: Johanneskirche in Unterlaa, southernmost part of the 10th district.
Aside from Ruprechtskirche it belongs to the oldest churches in Vienna, built in the early 11th district. Just below the romanesque windows with the Maltese' cross you can see the foundings of a Latin gravehouse built in the 3rd century. Above, the first church was built in the 9th century. Most of the second church was destroyed bye the Turks during both Wars but the medieval construction elements still exist.



to be continued

Regards,
Felix
__________________

TimothyR, Pop Bogdan liked this post
viennaphotograph no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old April 15th, 2012, 07:37 PM   #2
CF221
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Miami, Fl
Posts: 1,770
Likes (Received): 811

Awesome compilation Post more!
__________________
Non nobis Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
CF221 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #3
viennaphotograph
Registered User
 
viennaphotograph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vienna
Posts: 249
Likes (Received): 54

Nr.13: Servitenkirche in 9th district (Alsergrund), founded in the 17th century (Baroque)



Nr.14: Michaelerkirche seen from north with charakteristic spire



Nr.15 Votivkirche - a remarkable neogothic church which is often confused with Stephansdom. However, there are two towers. Built in 1879 (about 20 years building time) and with 99 m height the secondhighest church in Vienna



Nr.16 Peterkirche - built in 1722 (Baroque). The first church was built in the second half of the 4th century but burned down in the 17th century.



Regards,
Felix
__________________
"Man kann es in Wien nicht mehr aushalten, aber woanders auch nicht" (Helmut Qualtinger)

TimothyR liked this post
viennaphotograph no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2012, 03:05 PM   #4
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,066
Likes (Received): 3615

I've always seen votivkirche in vienna as one of neogothic best achievement, if not the best! It is really gorgeous I think! Thanks!
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #5
Slartibartfas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vedunia
Posts: 11,592
Likes (Received): 5952

The Votivkirche is almost perfect indeed. Wonderful example of neo-gothic architecture. What a pity that the building itself is not in the best shape. After the fall of the monarchy it was neglected for a long time. A thorough restoration program started only about 10 years ago and might take another 10 years to be complete.
__________________
"Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a Titanic success of it.”
Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary, UK
Slartibartfas no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #6
erbse
LIBERTINED
 
erbse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: McLenBurg
Posts: 43,966
Likes (Received): 59217

What a fantastic thread, thanks a lot for sharing your photos here!

But since most of those aren't "cathedrals" to be precise, I hope you don't mind me renaming the thread to "churches".

Btw, some additional interior shots would be greatly appreciated!
__________________
GET FREE!
D W F


🔥 Tradition doesn't mean to look after the ash, but to keep the flame alive! 🔥
erbse no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 18th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #7
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,066
Likes (Received): 3615

hey we're still missing der Steffl here!
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #8
Union.SLO
Existere et persistere
 
Union.SLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Vienna
Posts: 9,150
Likes (Received): 2045

And also some of the Viennese jewels from the last century, like Steinhof and Wotruba.
Union.SLO no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #9
thun
Registered User
 
thun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,829

The Kirche am Steinhof (Otto Wagner, 1904-07) is a must-see indeed.

Please rotate your screen adequately. Stupid Tinypic. )

[IMG]http://i43.************/25hdbp5.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i41.************/9fo1ew.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i39.************/34y5lwn.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i44.************/2mgppa1.jpg[/IMG]
all pics (c) by me
__________________
Folglich mein TagesTipp => Es genau so hinzunehmen wie ich es sagte. Notorisches Widersprechen wird nichts bringen. Ehrlich! Vertraut mir da voellig!
__________ __________ __________
thun no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #10
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,066
Likes (Received): 3615

v
e
r
y

n
i
c
e

p
i
c
s
!

just joking!
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #11
thun
Registered User
 
thun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,829

T
h
a
n
k
s.

Unfortunately, for a tourist its quite off the track. You need some time to get there as its quite far out in the 14th district. On the other hand, there weren't a lot of people there when I visited it.
__________________
Folglich mein TagesTipp => Es genau so hinzunehmen wie ich es sagte. Notorisches Widersprechen wird nichts bringen. Ehrlich! Vertraut mir da voellig!
__________ __________ __________
thun no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 20th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #12
stefanguti
Registered User
 
stefanguti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: VIENNA - AT
Posts: 8,489
Likes (Received): 1223

Good documentation.
__________________
Vienna - Heart of Europe
WARNING! Enjoying this gallery may cause desire to come and experience this city!

Vienna Public Transport Thread

Austrian Subforum
stefanguti no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 20th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #13
bursabandar
BANNED
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 4
Likes (Received): 0

wow nice pic boss

Last edited by erbse; April 20th, 2012 at 01:04 PM.
bursabandar no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 20th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #14
PosoniumAster
Registered User
 
PosoniumAster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Praha / Bratislava
Posts: 1,493
Likes (Received): 1594

Wagner is the best of Austria
PosoniumAster no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2012, 01:35 AM   #15
viennaphotograph
Registered User
 
viennaphotograph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vienna
Posts: 249
Likes (Received): 54

Mexico Church (also: Franz-von-Assisi-Church) in 2nd district (Leopoldstadt)



Antons Church (10th district)



Stephansdom, West face (Riesentor), short time after restauration



Detail of Stephansdom (i love photographing after rain)



Greetz,
Felix
__________________
"Man kann es in Wien nicht mehr aushalten, aber woanders auch nicht" (Helmut Qualtinger)
viennaphotograph no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #16
TimothyR
Ike
 
TimothyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Born in NYC, Living in Boston
Posts: 1,272
Likes (Received): 2100

I have been reading about this fascinating and unusual Baroque church in Vienna called the Karlskirche. So I am reviving this very nice thread.





http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...enna_Front.jpg
__________________

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”

“The meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering but in the development of the soul.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible"

-Novalis

Pop Bogdan liked this post
TimothyR no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2013, 08:34 AM   #17
TimothyR
Ike
 
TimothyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Born in NYC, Living in Boston
Posts: 1,272
Likes (Received): 2100

Here is photograph of a detail of the altar from the Karlskirche.

So beautiful. If I attended mass at this church I would never tire of it.












http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/40332...skirche_sm.jpg. Photographer Roger Edgington
__________________

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”

“The meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering but in the development of the soul.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible"

-Novalis
TimothyR no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #18
TimothyR
Ike
 
TimothyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Born in NYC, Living in Boston
Posts: 1,272
Likes (Received): 2100

Here is the Cenotaph of Marie Christine, daughter of Maria Theresa - I like the lines and the simplicity.


image hosted on flickr

Augustinerkirche (St. Augustine's Church) - Cenotaph for Marie Christine of Austria - Vienna Austria by mbell1975, on Flickr
__________________

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”

“The meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering but in the development of the soul.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible"

-Novalis

Tiaren liked this post
TimothyR no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2013, 09:06 AM   #19
TimothyR
Ike
 
TimothyR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Born in NYC, Living in Boston
Posts: 1,272
Likes (Received): 2100

Here is the glorious Wiener Neustädter Altar from the Stephansdom.

Magnificent.

The moving beauty and splendor of church and cathedral architecture and design.


__________________

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”

“The meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering but in the development of the soul.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible"

-Novalis

Pop Bogdan liked this post
TimothyR no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #20
Tiaren
Registered User
 
Tiaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,710
Likes (Received): 5589

Quote:
Originally Posted by TimothyR View Post
Here is the Cenotaph of Marie Christine, daughter of Maria Theresa - I like the lines and the simplicity.


image hosted on flickr

Augustinerkirche (St. Augustine's Church) - Cenotaph for Marie Christine of Austria - Vienna Austria by mbell1975, on Flickr
You really should mention, that this cenotaph was made by the one and only Antonio Canova. One of the very best neoclassicist sculptors there were.
__________________

TimothyR liked this post
Tiaren no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
churches, vienna

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium