Karlskirche was built in memory of the plague in 1712. Emperor Charles VI vowed to build a church if the plague was eradicated from the city and so they began to build the structure in 1715. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful and outstanding Baroque Church north of the Alps.
The design of the church is magnificent with the large green dome being the centerpiece of the building. Symmetry is a key theme in this design and it is obvious when looking at the Church structure as a whole, matching pillars exist on both sides of the front that make a great reflection in the water.
I visited this church twice on my trip to Vienna to take photos. I did my first shoot during the day where the colours of the building were bright and vivid as seen below. My second visit was during the night when portions of the church are illuminated. It reflects off the still water to create an almost perfect reflection that can be easily captured with a camera.
I did not go inside the church because I preferred to take photos of the exterior. I have heard that the inside of the church is interesting to see but the €8 price of admission for each visitor has put many people off venturing inside.
The Church is now a venue for classical concerts and also still functions as a Catholic Church. If you are in Karlsplatz then make your way to this church to take some photos before heading down to the nearby Naschmarkt for some food.
How to get there:
Take the U-Bahn to Karlsplatz Station and walk for 2 minutes.
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