The Votive Church is a result of an architectural competition held by the Emperor Franz Joseph’s brother to build a church to commemorate his brother’s escape from a near assassination.
The competition resulted in over 70 projects being submitted from artists of many diverse backgrounds offering varied types of architecture styles.
Emperor Franz Joseph of Vienna, Austria was a victim of attempted foul play against his life while walking around the city by a man from Hungary.
His neck was struck with a knife that day, however he survived.
The Votive Church began construction 3 years later in dedication to the royal emperor.
St Charles's Church is very highly valued by Vienna as well as tourists who are visiting Austria on vacation!
It is sometimes known to be more popular than St Stephen’s Cathedral, one of Austria’s most renowned landmarks.
Entrance to the Kunsthistorisches Museum is completely free to those who are under 19 years old!
As for the rest of us, we need to pay only 10 euros to see the wonderful works of art that lie within the bold doors.