The Minoritenkirche is a 13th-century Gothic church that later received a baroque facelift. The stubby edifice was ‘shortened’ (ie partially destroyed) by the Turks in 1529. The most noteworthy piece inside is a mosaic copy of da Vinci’s Last Supper, commissioned by Napoleon. Sunday services are held at 8.30am in German and 11am in Italian. The church is used for occasional classical concerts and choir recitals throughout the year – see the website's calendar for details.

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1. Globenmuseum


Part of the Nationalbibliothek collection of museums, along with the Esperantomuseum and Papyrusmuseum, where admission covers all three and audio guides…

2. Esperantomuseum


The oft-overlooked Esperantomuseum is mostly devoted to the artificial language created by Dr Ludvik Zamenhof in 1887. The first book in Esperanto, by Dr…

3. Sisi Museum

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Inside the Kaiserappartements, the Sisi Museum is devoted to Austria’s Empress Elisabeth, affectionately known as Sisi. A partial reconstruction of her…

4. Volksgarten

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Spreading out between the Burgtheater and Heldenplatz, the Volksgarten is great for relaxing among dignified rose bushes and even more dignified statues…

5. Kaiserappartements

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The Kaiserappartements, once the official living quarters of Franz Josef I and Empress Elisabeth, are dazzling in their chandelier-lit opulence. The Sisi…

6. Silberkammer

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The largest silver service of the Silberkammer at the Kaiserappartements can cater to 140 dinner guests. Multilingual audio guides are included in the…

7. Loos Haus

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8. Burgtheater

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