Nativity Scenes at Peterskirche

Vienna’s old town is a treasure chest of architectural and historical gems, including many churches which seem to be ideal to view at Christmastime. On our trip earlier this month, we took notice of the various nativity scenes as most of the European churches we visited in the weeks before Christmas presented their own special versions. At Vienna’s second-oldest church, Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church), we were surprised to find an exhibition of nativity scenes in the church’s crypt showcasing both antique and modern interpretations, including one depicting a current day homeless family.

I want to share photos of some of the nativity scenes at Peterskirche as another aspect of our trip that focused on festive cities and Christmas markets in Germany and Austria. Happy Christmas to you!

Traditional and Unusual Nativity Scenes

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29 thoughts on “Nativity Scenes at Peterskirche

    1. Cathy Post author

      I was totally surprised to see that one among all the old and more traditional ones. Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?

  1. Jennifer

    Very beautiful nativities that you found! They are called presepe in Italy and you find them everywhere during the holiday season. You can even see ones made of sand at the beaches.

  2. Mary {The World Is A Book}

    These are all beautiful and some of them very unique. I bet they were more impressive in person. Love how detailed and complete some of these nativity scenes are. I really like that log one – it’s just so unique. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year, Cathy! Wishing you many more travels in 2013.

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