We’re happy here in the n.1 city in the world! 😀
According to Wikipedia it was originally a psychiatric hospital and center for pulmonology. The hospital was built according to the plans of architect Otto Wagner and opened in 1907. The building is made up of 60 pavilions that were designed by Carlo von Boog. The Kirche am Steinhof is located at the center of the compound. An art nouveau theater is found further in.
In 2000, five health facilities were consolidated under the label Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Baumgartner Höhe – Baumgartner Höhe Social Medicine Center – Otto Wagner Hospital and Care Center. The five facilities are Advancing care, Neurological Hospital Maria-Theresien-Schlössl, Nursing care, Psychiatric Hospital Baumgartner Höhe, and Pulmological Centre Baumgartner Höhe. The center also hosts the Gedenkstätte zur Geschichte der NS-Medizin in Wien (Memorial to the History of Nazi-Medicine in Vienna) memorial and exhibition.
Kirche am Steinhof, also called the Church of St. Leopold, is the Roman Catholic oratory of the Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital. The building designed by Otto Wagner is considered one of the most important Art Nouveau churches in the world. I found this today after I had been on an errand far out in the 14th district. It’s truly one of the prettiest churches I’ve ever seen… unfortunately it’s only open on Saturday and Sunday between 15:00 and 17:00, and I missed that as I was way early. According to Wikpedia, The church, situated 310 metres (1,020 ft) above sea level, dominates and forms part of the Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital; previous official title was Niederösterreichische Landes-Heil- und Pflegeanstalt für Nerven- und Geisteskranke ‘Am Steinhof’ (Lower Austrian State Healing and Care Institution for the Neurologically and Mentally Sick, ‘Am Steinhof’). It is located on a hillside (the Baumgartnerhöhe) below the Galitzinberg in the 14th Vienna district, Penzing. The magnificent windows at the sides of the Kirche am Steinhof portray seven saints (named underneath each frame) fulfilling Christ’s commands both temporal (feed the hungry, clothe the naked, etc.) and spiritual; with above them a pair of flying angels and a quotation from the Beatitudes. The windows were made by Koloman Moser.