Photographer's Note

The dome of the Church Am Steinhof from Vienna. It was my "discovery". Before going somewhere, I look at Trip Advisor. Often I can find there notes made by our TE friends, like Rosemary or Angshuman. I look at "what to see and what to do" and it happens that something is high in rating but is not widely known. In this way I learnt about fabulous small Rustem Pasha mosque in Istanbul, that is very close to Galata Bridge but most tourists miss it (thanks, Angshu!). The same was in Vienna. I was interested why this church is regarded as so interesting. Ranked #8 of 297 attractions in Vienna. I just went there to see. Even in the most touristic area there are many places worth visiting with no people around. Just the little effort is needed to find it.
Another thing is what to present on TE. You get much more points showing something what was shown many times before. Something not known seems less interesting. I don't care but it can be disappointing.

Kirche am Steinhof, also called the Church of St. Leopold, is the Roman Catholic oratory of the Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital in Vienna, Austria. The building designed by Otto Wagner is considered one of the most important Art Nouveau churches in the world.

From Tripadvisor:

This is the famous architect Otto Wagner’s masterpiece of Jugendstil design, and is a must see if you are visiting Vienna for more than just seeing the Hapsburg palaces and eating cake. It's situated in the grounds of the Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital on the outskirts of the city and is a steepish walk up the hill from where the bus 47A or 48A finishes (stop is called Baumgartner Hohe). The interior is only open on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, but it is still worth going during the week for the fantastic exterior if you are interested in Jugendstil. The stained glass windows are by Kolo Moser. It is an awe inspiring place and the detail is amazing.

How I could not to go there?

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