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Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna

Heiligenkreuzerhof - Vienna, Austria
Heiligenkreuzerhof
Schönlaterngasse 5, Vienna, Austria 1010Map
+43 1 536 100 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: 1st district - Inner City
Overview

The square where the Heiligenkreuzerhof now stands was once, in 1030, the site of a merchants settlement. This was the home of many exporting merchants. As an estate surrounded by sturdy walls, it lay outside the Roman town fortifications. Allegedly, the free-standing buildings from the 12th-Century had been in the hands of the lower Austrian Cistercian order of the Heiligenkreuz 'Holy Cross' were only converted into a single construction after 1547. Its chapel is dedicated to Saint Bernhard and is one of the most beautiful baroque chapels standing in Vienna. Visits are only conducted with guides.

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Heiligenkreuzerhof General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Schwedenplatz (U1, U4)
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