Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Vienna, Austria

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in located in the historic Greek neighborhood of Vienna's Innere Stadt. Greek Orthodox churches have existed near this site since 1787, as a result of the 1781 Patent of Toleration issued by Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor. The architect of the 1787 building was Peter Mollner.

The current building is a Byzantine Revival re-design of the Mollner building by Danish-Austrian neo-classic architect Theophil Hansen. Greek-Austrian diplomat and philanthropist Simon Sinas funded the project, one of many collaborations with Hansen in Vienna and Athens. The cathedral was inaugurated on December 21, 1858.

The exterior features two-tone brickwork and gilded archways. The elaborately ornamented sanctuary shows a stylish allusion to Baroque church architecture typical of southern Germany and Austria. A number of frescoes for the facade and vestibule were commissioned from the Austrian painter and art professor Carl Rahl, with other frescoes by Ludwig Thiersch.

Since 1963 the cathedral has been the seat of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Austria.

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Founded: 1858
Category: Religious sites in Austria

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Sotirios Dimitriades (9 months ago)
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (Griechenkirche zur Heiligen Dreifaltigkeit) is a Greek Orthodox Church Cathedral in the first district of Vienna, Austria, in the historic Greek neighborhood of Vienna's Innere Stadt. Since 1963 the cathedral has been the seat of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Austria.
Caterina Fon (9 months ago)
Very beautiful place. I talked to the servants and told the story. Very informative
tzanetos.kavaliotis (10 months ago)
The Church of the Holy Trinity is one of the most gorgeous baroque Orthodox churches and it celebrates the Greek heritage of the city of Vienna. A must visit!
Barbara Hadjiapostolou (12 months ago)
Had my son's one year death nemorial there, the ornate environment would have certainly impressed him if he was still alive and had been attending this church in Vienna.
Martina Kozicz (17 months ago)
The first Greek church I have ever visited. We went inside and they told us we are welcome and feel free to take photos (there was a no photo sign) but it’s better if you ask before you take photos. The church is amazing in the inside too I recommend visiting.
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