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.
Church of St. Leopold in the 14th District