The Karlskirche, also known as St. Charles Church, was created by eminent Baroque architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and is widely regarded as his last great work. The construction of the building was initiated in 1739, as a result of a vow made by Emperor Charles VI during a plague outbreak and it is dedicated to the Habsburg emperor's namesake, St. Karl Borromäus. The dome is adorned with frescoes created by Johannes Michael Rottmayr. Over the years, St. Charles Church Vienna has turned into a hub of social gathering. The area in front of the church hosts a variety of public open-air events, including the Popfest and Art Advent Market. St. Charles Church Vienna is also known for its exceptional acoustics and regularly hosts classical music concerts featuring works by legendary composers such as Vivaldi and Mozart.

200 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

Adapted Toilets


About St. Charles Church Vienna

Seating Plan
Notable Performances
  • Because of St. Charles Church’s famed acoustics, almost all seats will offer you a great musical experience.
  • The venue has about 200 seats, which may be on the pews or in the chair sections.
  • The wheelchair-friendly seats are at the rear of the church. But, if you want a good view of the performers, the front rows are the best, although they are pricier seats.

Know Before You Go

Getting There
Tips & Guidelines
Nearby Restaurants
  • Bus: Lisztstraße and Schwarzenbergplatz are about 5 minutes' walking distance away from St. Charles Church. Bus lines 4A, 57A, 59A, 69A, N25, N60, and VAL 2 stop near the venue.
  • Tube: The closest subway station to St. Charles Church Vienna is Karlsplatz, where the U2, U1 and U4 lines intersect. Keep an eye out for exits to Resselpark.
  •  Train: Train lines REX1, REX3, S3, and S7 stop near St. Charles Church.
  • Recommended Mode of Transport: The most recommended mode of public transport that you can use to reach Karlskirche in Vienna is the subway. Take the U1 or U4 line to reach the Karlsplatz station. It is a short walk to the venue from there.
  • Parking: The area around St. Charles Church has many narrow lanes and bylanes and is a congested section of Vienna. Therefore, parking is hard to find. But, the city has a short-term parking zone almost everywhere, usually from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 22:00. The maximum parking time is of two hours. Make sure to enquire with traffic personnel before parking.

Frequently Asked Questions About St. Charles Church Vienna

What is being presented at St. Charles Church in Vienna currently?

Currently, St. Charles Church is regularly hosting Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concerts, brought to the audience by the Orchestra 1756.

Where is St. Charles Church located?

The St. Charles Church is located in Kreuzherrengasse 1, 1040 Wien, Austria.

What accessibility features are available at St. Charles Church Vienna?

The venue has accessible toilets, ramps and wheelchair seats available for guests with special needs.

Where can I grab a bite near St. Charles Church?

There are a bunch of restaurants near Karlskirche. Pizza Mari, Wiener Wiazhaus, and Naschmarkt Deli, among others, are very popular.

Where can I book tickets to concerts at St. Charles Church Vienna?

You can easily book tickets for St. Charles Church concerts online. This is a hassle-free and safe way, ensuring that you have all the information you need before getting your tickets.