sights / Religious

Schottenkirche information

Vienna , Austria
Street 01, Freyung
Getting there
metro Herrengasse, Schottentor
church admission free, museum adult/child €5/1
Opening hours
11am-5pm Tue-Sat, church shop 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat
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Lonely Planet review

At the northern end of Herrengasse, the Schottenkirche (Church of the Scots) was founded by Benedictine monks probably originating from Scotia Maior (Ireland); the present facade dates from the 19th century. The interior has a beautifully frescoed ceiling and terracotta-red touches.

Although the main nave can only be entered during services at noon and 6pm to 7pm daily, it’s possible to peek through the gates. A small art and artefacts museum in the adjoining monastery displays religious pieces from the church and monastery, but of more interest is the church shop, which stocks homemade schnapps, honey and jams.