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Karlskirche

Karlskirche is the most outstanding Baroque church in the city and its 236-foot (72m) high dome flanked by two columns forms a dramatic landmark on the Viennese skyline. The church was commissioned by Emperor Charles VI after the Black Plague that swept Vienna in 1713 and is dedicated to the patron saint Charles Borromeo who was revered as a healer for plague sufferers. The lavishly decorated interior includes frescoes and visitors can get a closer look by taking the elevator to the roof, which is included in the entry fee.

Information & Facts

Address

Kreuzherrengasse 1

Admission

EUR6 (adults), free for children under 10yrs. Concessions available.

Language

The official language in Austria is German.

Money

The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into 100 cents. Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change available in all towns, but it may be easier to use the ATMs. Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, but exchange offices at airports and major city rail terminals are open seven days a week. Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted though some small hotels and restaurants may only accept cash. Travellers cheques are also accepted.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 9am to 12:30pm, 1pm to 6pm.

Time

Local time in Austria is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

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