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Virgilkapelle

The subterranean chapel (c. 1220/30) was discovered in 1973 during U-Bahn construction work and is one of the best-preserved Gothic interiors in Vienna. Following extensive restoration works, St. Virgil's Chapel reopened to the public at the end of 2015. A newly designed entrance on the level of the underground station concourse provides visitor-friendly access to this fascinating place of worship, while a compact exhibition presents a historical outline of medieval Vienna.

1010 Vienna, Stephansplatz (Underground Station)

Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
24 December and 31 December: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed: 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

The reproduction of the images is only in connection with Wien Museum free of charge.

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View toward the main alcove of the Chapel of St. Virgil

Photo: Kollektiv Fischka/Kramar with Sabine Wolf
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View of the Chapel of St. Virgil

Photo: Kollektiv Fischka/Kramar with Sabine Wolf
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Mural painting depicting a frontal view of a face

Photo: Kollektiv Fischka/Kramar with Sabine Wolf
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Simulated reconstruction of the subterranean space before the installation of the vault, mid-13th century

Photo: Kollektiv Fischka/Kramar with Sabine Wolf
Simulation: 7reasons/Michael Klein
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Illustration of the subterranean space before the installation of the vault and planned chapel overhead, mid-13th century

© Patrick Schicht

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Amulet depicting a saint, 17th/18th century

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Mural painting from Stephansdom, pre-1350

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Title page of the musical score for “Kleine Litanei” with Arvo Pärt’s dedication, 2015

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Virgilkapelle

Photo: Kollektiv Fischka/Kramar with Eszter Korodi
© Wien Museum

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