The Votivkirche is located on the Ringstrasse in Vienna, near the University of Vienna. This impressive church features a unique French Gothic style, complete with flying buttresses. Its architecture draws many visitors each year. Its construction started in 1856, and was constructed in gratitude for Franz Joseph's rescue from a would-be murderer. The funds that were used to build the church were collected as a votive offering, giving it the name that it is best known by. Vienna's Votivkirche is one of the finest examples of churches constructed during the height of the Austrian Empire.
- See some of the loveliest stained glass in Vienna found in this church, along with a carved pulpit. One of the features is a rose window, as well as a window that depicts the Emperor's deliverance.
- Hear beautiful organ music at the Votivkirche, in Vienna, on a regular basis. The pieces played include favourite works by Bach, Schubert, and Mozart.
- Discover the gift shop. Visitors can buy great gift items there, including a wonderful selection of music CDs.
The Votivkirche, in Vienna, is accessible through several forms of public transportation. These types of transportation are quite common in Vienna, and you should feel quite comfortable using them. Rail service is provided regularly, with service being offered at two to 15-minute intervals, depending on the location one is arriving from. This is known as the U-Bahn, and it runs for about 20 hours, except over the weekends, when it has a 24-hour schedule. Bus service, while not as commonly used, also provides a reliable, safe way to access the area near the church. Look for stops near the University.
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