Breitenfelder Kirche was inaugurated by His Imperial Royal Majesty Franz Josef I., Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, in 1898. The brick church was designed by the architect Alexander Wieleman in a late Historism style with influences from the Italian Renaissance. The Feld in its name derives from the former grain field that was transformed into building ground when the city expanded. It is situated in Vienna’s smallest, bourgeois district Josefstadt (8th district), within the Linienwall, a fortification that was raised to prevent the Turks from attacking the city of Vienna. The fortification is today’s Gürtel, one of Vienna’s artery roads. In winter you can buy your Christmas tree there. Watch out for them closely in the Bishop Allen video!