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Sign: Vienna - A city introduces itself - The Maltese Church


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Kärntner Str. 37, 1010 Wien, Austria
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On the sign:
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MALTESERKIRCHE
St. Johannes Baptift
Wahrscheinlich im 14. Jahrhundert erbaut .
1806-1808
klaffiziftifch umgeftaltet .

WIEN - EINE STADT STELLT SICH VOR

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Sign number 12 from the "Vienna - the city introduces itself" series of signs, an initiative established in 1956 as part of the Vienna Festival, which shows significant places in the city. The serial number is displayed at the bottom of the sign.
Above the sign are 4 flags of Austria, which is a hallmark of the project, and the possibility of recognizing it from a distance Click for a larger image

The Maltese Church whose full name is: St. George the Baptist Church is a church of the Order of the Hospitallers, which existed as early as the 13th century. The present building was built in the middle of the 15th century.

The church was photographed that day Click for a larger image

Above the entrance gate is a sign written in Latin:
AEDES VETUSTATE SQUALENS
SACRA JOANNI BAPTISTAE
ORDINIS HIEROSOLY MITANAE COELESTI PATRONO
ERECTA ET ORNATA ANNO MDCCCVIII

Aedes squalens
the sacred rites of John the Baptist
the heavenly patron of the order of mitana
erected and decorated in the year 1808

And beneath it a cross of Malta
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Translation of the text on the sign:
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The Maltese Church
St. John Baptist
Probably built in the 14th century.
1806-1808
renovated

VIENNA - A CITY INTRODUCES ITSELF

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