A short dis­tance away in Res­sel­park is an­other ar­chi­tec­tural gem, lo­cated in front of a broad shal­low pool with a Henry Moore statue in it. With its pair of pale, carved mar­ble tow­ers, mint-green dome and clas­si­cal en­trance, Karlskirche is typ­i­cal of Vi­en­nese Baroque grandeur. There isn’t a great deal to see in­side the ground­floor chapel, but as the fres­cos in­side the dome are be­ing painstak­ingly re­stored over the next few years, the church has erected an el­e­va­tor to take visi­tors up to a 105-footh­igh plat­form to al­low a closer look at them. Pro­vid­ing you don’t suf­fer from ver­tigo, you can also as­cend sev­eral sets of steps to the lantern and gaze out across the city.

En­try is € 6 ($8). Open Mon-Sat 9:00 AM12.30 PM, 1:00 PM-6:00 PM, Sun 12:00 PM5.45 PM; karlskirche.at

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