Karlskirche is the most outstanding Baroque church in the city and its 236-foot (72m) high dome flanked by two columns forms a dramatic landmark on the Viennese skyline. The church was commissioned by Emperor Charles VI after the Black Plague that swept Vienna in 1713 and is dedicated to the patron saint Charles Borromeo who was revered as a healer for plague sufferers. The lavishly decorated interior includes frescoes and visitors can get a closer look by taking the elevator to the roof, which is included in the entry fee.

Address: Kreuzherrengasse 1

E-mail: kontakt@karlskirche.at

Website: www.karlskirche.at (German only)

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 9am to 12:30pm, 1pm to 6pm.

Admission: €6 (adults), free for children under 10yrs. Concessions available.