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Votivkirche Vienna

The Votivkirche in Vienna is located in the Viennese district "Alsergrund" in direct neighbourhood to the main building of the university.

It took 20 years to build up this church. The laying of the foundation stone was on the  24th April 1856.

votivkirche church

After the unsuccessful attack on February 18, 1853, Franz Joseph's brother Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, the later emperor of Mexico, called upon the community for donations to a new church on the site of the attack. The church was to be a Votivgabe (a thank-you present to God) for the rescue of Franz Joseph. It was to be "a monument of patriotism and of devotion of the people to the Imperial House".

votivkirche church

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