Wotruba Church Vienna

Image by Julia Heiligenbrunner

Wotruba Church – Brutal architecture at its best

I had been planning to do another shot of this wonderful piece of art by Fritz Wotruba for a looong time.

I won’t lie to you, it is somewhat far from the center, but decide for yourself: is it worth the travel? I definitely think so! Find another shot, different angle and season, on my Instagram account.

Wotruba piled up those 152 concrete blocks without any apparent symmetry. I believe the piles form a harmonious whole with the narrow windows of variable height.

Since this church is located in an outlying district, it will take you up to 75 minutes to get there, including a walk up the hill for about two kilometers. Yaaay, you get to exercise a bit too. However, if you think “I paid for public transport and want to get the maximum in return!” → here’s your how-to:

Take the underground line U4 till “Hietzing” [about 45 minutes to go from here] | switch to tram 60 until “Maurer Hauptplatz” | change to bus 60A till “Kaserngasse”. From there it’s only a short walk up the hill.

In case you are still bursting with energy, continue on the path behind the church. It leads to Sterngarten, an open-air planetarium for star-gazing – or just a nice walk in nature. Many people come here with their dogs.

The church opens its doors only on weekends, yet is more impressive from the outside anyway 😉

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Details about this spot



Ottillingerplatz 1, Vienna

Opening Times

Sat 14:00 - 20:00, Sun 09:00 - 16:30




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)