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St Francis in Vienna

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St. Francis of Assisi Church, also known as the Kaiser Jubilee Church or the Mexico Church stands out from all the other churches in Vienna because of its red towers.

It was built between 1898 and 1910 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.  Architect Victor Luntz won the competition to design the church with this striking Rhenish-Romanesque creation with its three red-tiled towers and matching red roof.

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aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 5 April 2015

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