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 😉

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

Since this church is located far out in the 23rd district, it will take you about 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 more 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 not powered out yet, 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 interesting 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)