St. Michael's Church - Vienna, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 48° 12.485 E 016° 21.995
33U E 601529 N 5340330
Quick Description: Consecrated in 1217, construction of the present St. Michael's was completed in 1792.
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 1/20/2014 5:46:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMJZ36
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 7

Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"St. Michael's Church (German: Michaelerkirche) is one of the oldest churches in Vienna, Austria, and also one of its few remaining Romanesque buildings. Dedicated to the Archangel Michael, St. Michael's Church is located at Michaelerplatz across from St. Michael's Gate at the Hofburg Palace. St. Michael's used to be the parish church of the Imperial Court, when it was called Zum heiligen Michael.

Over its long history, spanning more than eight centuries, the church has incorporated a medley of architectonic styles. The church is a late Romanesque, early Gothic building dating from about 1220–1240. There is a document giving 1221 as the foundation date of the church, but this is most probably a 14th-century forgery. Over time, there have been many alterations, resulting in its present day aspect, unchanged since 1792."
Country/Land: Austria / Österreich

Original Reference: website not working when this was posted

Address:
Michaelerplatz Vienna, Wien Austria


Year built: 1221

Additional URL: [Web Link]

URL reference: Not listed

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