One of the most important Neo-Gothic religious architectural sites in the world, constructed between 1856 and 1879. Stands on a large square on the location where an unsuccessful attempt to assessinate Emperor Franz Joseph took place in 1853. The plans were established by Heinrich von Ferstel (1828-1883), who chose to build the cathedral, borrowing heavily from the architecture of Gothic French cathedrals. It is made of white sandstone, similar to the Stephansdom, which is very vulnerable to air-pollution and acid rain an therefore makes frequent renovations necessary.
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Votivkirche and Nearby Attractions on Map
Kunsthistorisches Museum(1.3 km)
One of the world's greatest art museums and in a palace that is a work of art itself.
Hofburg Palace(1 km)
This immense palace complex grew into a large, unwieldy series of buildings over the years and was the imperial residence of the Habsburg emperors until 1918.
Opera House(1.5 km)
Probably the most-beloved symbol of Viennese arts, and one of the first buildings to be rebuilt in the postwar era.
Neue Hofburg(1.1 km)
The newest and largest section of the Imperial Palace.
The Albertina is the largest Habsburg residential palace and a popular art gallery in Vienna, with over 50,000 drawings and one million prints dating from Late Gothic to contemporary.
Largest Baroque cathedral north of the Alps, designed by the famous architect Bernhard Fischer von Erlach.
The Museum District(1.4 km)
Has served as a cultural district of Vienna since 2001.
Austrian Parliament Building(0.8 km)
The Austrian Parliament Building is a magnificent and imposing building in marble where the Nationalrat (National Council) and Bundesrat (Federal Council) meet.
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