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St. Charles' Church

St. Charles Church

A magnificent religious building with a large cupola: St. Charles' Church, the last work of the eminent baroque architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach.

The church, finished in 1739 by his son Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach, was built as the result of a vow taken by Emperor Charles VI during a plague epidemic. The church is consecrated to the patron saint of the Habsburg emperor, Saint Charles Borromeo: The exhibits in the small Museo Borromeo include the traveling clothes of the Bishop of Milan.

The renovation of the High Altar, designed by Fischer von Erlach, has been completed and it has regained its original splendor. The opulent frescoes in the cupola by Johannes Michael Rottmayr contain 1250 square meters of incredible splendor and beautiful colors; they show the glory of Saint Charles Borromeo.

St. Charles' Church (Karlskirche)

1040   Wien
  • Contacts

    • +43 1 505 62 94
  • Prices

  • Opening hours

    • Mo - Sa, 09:00 - 12:30
    • Mo - Sa, 13:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 12:00 - 17:45
    • on holidays, 12:00 - 17:45
    • last cupola ride with the elevator at 5:30 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 14 Steps (Doors 300 cm wide)
        Heavy wooden door
    • Side entrance
      • 13 Steps
        2 tracks over the steps, wooden door
    • More information
      • Guide dogs permitted
    • Special offers for disabled persons

      Visitors with ID for persons with special needs: free entry and elevator to the panorama.

    • Comments

      Interior: 11 steps. Ask staff for assistance.

U, Tram, Bus: Karlsplatz/Oper

Panorama: Karlskirche 1

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Panorama: Karlskirche 2

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