St. Anna Church Vienna
St. Anna Church (Annakirche) is one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna and is located in a side street of the famous Kärntner Strasse in the city centre. Recently, the historic building celebrated its 500th anniversary.
History of the St. Anna Church
The cornerstone was laid in 1514, where a hospital for pilgrims and homeless was situated about 100 years before. After the Anna Church was inaugurated four years later, it became home to various orders throughout history, such as those of the Clarissinnen (1531-1582) or the Jesuits (1582-1773). Since 1897, the Anna Church is now maintained by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.
The Anna Church is characterized by its special acoustics, as well as the unique design and decoration inside the building. The beautiful ceiling frescoes were originally created by the famous painter Daniel Gran.