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