"See the Neo-Gothic Votivkirche" Votivkirche - Votive Church Tip by BillNJ

Votivkirche - Votive Church, Vienna: 42 reviews and 90 photos


The Votivkirche (Votive Church) is a large Neo-Gothic church located on Ringstraße in Alsergrund (Vienna's 9th district) near the University of Vienna. The church was built in response to a knife-attack on Emperor Franz Joseph by Hungarian nationalist János Libényi on February 18, 1853. After the unsuccessful attack, Franz Joseph's brother Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, the later emperor of Mexico, called upon the community for donations to build a new church on the site of the attack. Construction of the Votivkirche began in 1856, and it was dedicated twenty-six years later on April 24, 1879. The church has undergone extensive renovations after being badly damaged during World War II.

Address: Rooseveltplatz 8, 1096 Vienna
Directions: In Alsergrund (Vienna's 9th district), near the Schottentor stop on the U2 subway line.
Phone: +43 1 4061192
Website: http://www.votivkirche.at/

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  • Updated Nov 27, 2010
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