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Address: 6 Freyung Square, Vienna, Austria
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+43 1 53498

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Peaceful, Scottish Church !

The Schottenkirche (Scottish Church) is a parish church located at the public square Freyung in the first district Vienna city, very peaceful although around there a lot of shops... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Schottenkirche (Scottish Church) is a parish church located at the public square Freyung in the first district Vienna city, very peaceful although around there a lot of shops, Cafe-Restaurant, the Church built in 1158, now inside the church is in high-baroque style, to get there by public transport Tram number D/1/71 underground U2 at the "Schottentor Station" then a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Schottenkirche is a church on Freyung Square. Austrian composer Haydn’s memorial service was actually held here when he died. Pretty much a celebrity here during his time, Haydn taught Beethovan and was a mentor to Mozart, so you can imagine the pedigree here. You can visit inside the church if mass isn’t going on and it features two massive organs.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped off to visit this lovely church. It is called the Scottish church , it was founded by the Hiberno-Scottish Benedictine monks in the 12th century.

Thank Karen S
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

I was quite fortunate to stumble across this church just as the sun came out for the first time for the day, resulting in some great lighting for photos. Unfortunately I wasn't quite so lucky in that a wedding was taking place inside - meaning that it wasn't open for visitors. Very pretty church in baroque style.

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I am scottish and was amazed to find this church in vienna it was absolutely beautiful inside around this area there is a scottish university and tram stop it was very interesting that scotland plays a huge part in austrain culture on the day I visited there was a guy in a kilt which just made my day.

Thank Peggysue93
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

This church is located 10 minute walk from Stephansplatz. Its interior has very elaborate ceiling and wall paintings, sculptures and an ornate altar.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

I visited this lovely church on April 7th afternoon. It was 6.30pm and there was a mass going on. I wish I had entered earlier to admire its interior to the fullest!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Parts of this Scottish Viennese parish church date back 1000 years. We stumbled upon it and I'm glad we went inside. It's lovely despite looking plain from the outside. Check it out if your are in the area.

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Highland Village, Texas
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

See every church you can as they are all different and they just don't make them like this anymore. History just standing there and was even awe inspiring for my 11 year old.

Thank Kelli I
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We were just visiting this lovely district of Vienna and in particular the area of FREYUNG with it's stunning architecture and as it was Christmas time the lovely Christmas market's around this area ,i think we visited three on the afternoon of our visit. The SCHOTTENKIRCHE ( THE SCOTTISH CHURCH ) is a beautiful church that dominates the whole area,on... More 

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