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The Maltese Church is located in the historic center of Vienna. The church got its name from the name of the Order of Malta. This church is also called the Church of John the Baptist.
The first church located on the site of today's Maltese church was built in 1217. In 1340 the church was rebuilt in the Gothic style. The modern church was erected in the middle of the 15th century, and in the 18th century it was rebuilt in the Baroque style.
In 1857, stained glass windows were installed in the church. In 1933, due to the consequences of the First World War, the Order of Malta experienced financial difficulties and the church was sold, but in 1960 it was bought back.
From 1960 to 1998, restoration work was carried out in the church .
At the entrance to the church, a large altar is striking, which is decorated with statues of the apostles Peter and Paul and a baroque copy of the statue from Mariazel. The altar was created in 1730 by Johann Georg Schmidt.
The Maltese Church is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a historic architectural structure in the historic center of Vienna.
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