Let us introduce you to the beautiful St. Francis of Assisi church!
No matter which district you explore, you will always stumble upon churches in Vienna. You might know the popular ones, while others are somewhat lesser known. One of the most beautiful churches in Vienna is the St. Francis of Assisi church. Located in the 2nd district, this church definitely stands out, even in a city full of churches.
The question is, should you visit it?
The St. Frances of Assisi church was constructed between 1898 and 1913. The occasion was the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the reign of emperor Franz Joseph I. The four-bay basilical brick building has a nave with cross vaults, a single-bay, richly articulated choir with galleries, an apse with ambulatory and cross-ribbed vaulting, two facade towers and a crossing tower. In addition, the Empress Elisabeth chapel was added, following the assassination of empress Sisi in Geneva. He integrated this into the church building to the left of the presbytery as a memorial chapel. It’s truly an impressive church will surely leave you in awe.
We definitely recommend visiting this church! We recommend however, to ensure that you have enough free time! You might find the church a bit far, as it’s not located right in the heart of our city centre. Moreover, If you have a few hours to spare, you can also explore other parts of the 2nd district. Lastly, we invite you to check out our private tours. In our private tour, you will get to join our guide Kathi Trost and explore the 2nd district and its fascinating history. We have many more district tours which you can check out in our full tour catalog here.