Dominikanerkirche

sights / Religious

Dominikanerkirche information

Vienna , Austria
Address
Street 01, Postgasse 4
Telephone
+43 512 91 74
Getting there
metro Stubentor
tram 2 Stubentor
Opening hours
7am-7pm
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Lonely Planet review

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.