Opposite Dr-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz is the Jesuitenkirche, formerly the university church, which dates from 1627. In 1703 this church...
Formerly known as Universitätsplatz (University Square), this was once the heart of Vienna’s old university quarter. Today, the Austrian...
Austrian Academy of the Sciences
The Austrian Academy of the Sciences is located inside the attractive Alte-Uni (Old Uni) building, which boasts a nicely decorated...
This Mediterranean Vinothek (wine bar; smoking allowed) is one of Vienna's best-kept wine secrets, with enough rustic woods in its...
In contrast to more heavily touristed Beisln in the Innere Stadt, Beim Czaak has a genuine and relatively simple interior. As you would...
01, Postgasse 4 · interesting places nearby
The Dominican church was the first baroque church built in Vienna and was consecrated in 1634. It was largely the work of Italian architects and artisans and is well worth dropping into for its spacious interior adorned with white stucco and frescos.
The Dominicans first came to Vienna in 1226, when Leopold VI of Babenberg invited them to settle, but their earliest church burned down less than 50 years later. Its Gothic replacement had the ignominy of being dismantled during the first Turkish siege in 1529 and its stone being used to fortify the city walls, before finally this baroque church was built.