Even though I am not a religious person, I am totally impressed by the architecture and grandeur of old churches. I cannot walk past a church without trying the door to see if I can check the interior. Here are some of my Vienna finds, starting with St. Peter’s Church. This was just down the street from our hotel. Notice the advertising on the front of the building – it seems sponsorship is a necessary evil that helps to finance upkeep and restoration. I don’t like it but it beats having the church fall into disrepair.
Next we visited the Church of Saint Mary of the Angels (locally called the Capuchin Church). It was lovely in its simplicity, and the incredible craftsmanship is inspiring.
The next incredible church is Kirche der Barmherzigen, or Mercy Church St. John the Baptist. I love that you don’t have any idea of what to expect when you enter a church. They can look quite plain on the outside and surprise you once you step inside. Look at this fine example. (We were fortunate to hear a choir rehearsal – such a treat.)