This church proved to be one of the more immaculate churches because of its mind-boggling height, somewhere around 10-12 stories of domed artwork. The church had an elevator indoors which allowed you to go all the way to the start of the dome, and then there were steps to go up, through the dome and beyond into the outside through the top of the building. My mom and brother, Christopher, ventured to this, but Nicholas and I stayed down for our fear of heights. It was terrifying to think how the artists had worked to paint it all, nearly 300 years earlier.
Some paths and stairways were visible behind the dome and as we went up the elevator, a terrifying testament to how it was accessed before elevators.
I would also like to visit the Military History Museum, the Natural History Museum (in the Museumsquartier, across from the Art History Museum we visited in the last post about my trip) and to take a day trip out to the ‘Sound of Music’ house. There is also another palace (I know I know, but I’m a sucker for crumbled monarchies!) about an hour outside the city which has beautiful gardens, similar to Shönbrunn, where I would also return on my next trip. I’ll be aiming for a spring/summer venture, to see the city in a new light.
Thank you for reading about my adventures in Vienna, and I hope you’ll come along with me for my next post of this trip, to Prague!