St. Anne's Church (Annakirche)
St. Anne's Church (Annakirche)

St. Anne's Church (Annakirche)

Dagligen 8:30 till 18:00. Öppnar kl 8 på sommaren.
Annagasse 3B, Vienna, Vienna, 1010

The basics

Because the outside of St. Anne’s Church is unremarkable, it doesn’t feature on many Vienna walking tour itineraries. However, private Vienna tours with flexible itineraries can include visits to give you the lowdown on the historical art that abounds. The classical concerts here usually run for an hour, with string ensembles performing music by the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. It’s advisable to book tickets in advance, especially for popular Christmas dates.

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Things to know before you go

  • There’s no entrance fee.

  • Masses take place in German only.

  • Choral and singing masses take place on Sundays. This could be a good option for music lovers who don’t have time for a concert.

  • Unlike many older European churches, St. Anne’s Church has heating.

  • The church isn’t considered wheelchair-accessible.

  • Children under the age of 7 can’t attend concerts.

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How to get there

St. Anne’s Church is located on Annagasse in Vienna’s pedestrianized Innere Stadt, the city’s central district. To get here, you can take the U-Bahn, bus, or tram to Stephensplatz or Karlsplatz. From either square, the church is a 5-minute stroll away.

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When to get there

The church is a functioning Roman Catholic place of worship, and masses are held on weekday evenings and Sunday mornings and evenings. If you just want to look around or say a prayer, the church is open from morning until early evening every day.

The city of Vienna itself is busier in summer and around the holiday period in winter. Since the church has plenty of pews, people attending mass should not have problems finding a place to sit. Aside from the classical music concerts, which are always popular and should be booked in advance, another busier-than-normal date is July 26, St. Anne’s Day.

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St. Anne’s hand in Vienna

St. Anne, the church’s namesake saint, is celebrated on July 26, when her mummified hand is exhibited inside the church. This somewhat macabre feature attracts curious folk who might not normally visit, so expect the church to be busier than usual if you come here on this midsummer day.

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