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St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

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Intricate in design and architecture, St. Stephen's Cathedral is a cultural icon and symbol of Austrian identity. With a multicolored tile roof and tall Romanesque towers, it has become one of the most recognizable images of the city. Consecrated in 1147, the cathedral stands on the remains of former versions, which were destroyed by fire, siege, and World War II. The cathedral's repairs and rebuilding can be seen today in the mixture of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Join a guided tour to learn more about the iconic building's history. Separate tours lead you through the main cathedral, the catacombs, the treasury, or up one of the towers for a view of Vienna from above. Choose an inclusive tour to see all of the parts of this site. Use our Vienna trip planner to arrange your visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral and other attractions in Vienna.
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  • Take the opportunity to take the elevator to the roof. See it has an extraordinary panorama. I strongly recommend. 
    Take the opportunity to take the elevator to the roof. See it has an extraordinary panorama. I strongly recommend.  more »
  • A really interesting and unusual building and design, and worth a visit. It was beautiful to see in the evening with the sunlight upon it. 
    A really interesting and unusual building and design, and worth a visit. It was beautiful to see in the evening with the sunlight upon it.  more »
  • Many tours were offered in this Church. You could spend the entire day seeing inside this place. it was very beautiful. 
    Many tours were offered in this Church. You could spend the entire day seeing inside this place. it was very beautiful.  more »
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  • What an absolutely amazing and beautiful church. It is right in the city center and awesome to see both during the day and night. The light projections on it at night are very neat to see. The inside is even more intricate. It is kind of funny to see Bose speakers being used in this centuries old church ! A must see !!
  • The cathedral of St. Stephen is a reference point of the city from 1400 AD. of many events in the history of Vienna. The architecture of the building and the Gothic-Romanesque style undoubtedly impress the visitor. In addition, inside the church there is one of the largest church organs, which unfortunately we did not hear. From the church towers, one can see the whole city, the view is outstanding. I highly recommend. However, have money on you as they do not accept cards.
  • An amazing Cathedral, beautifully appointed and preserved. It is free to enter and to wander about, but you will have to pay (6 Euro) to go in the lift up to the top of the North tower. Do it! Brilliant views. We also paid for the Catacomb tour, which was... well... we would not have been happy paying any more than 6 Euro for that tour. But well worth a visit!
  • A must see in Vienna. But you pay way too much for what you see.
  • The place that takes your breath away. Magnificent, charming, both from inside and outside. Plus there are two view points at the top. One is of free entrance, but you'll need to climb up the stairs, second one is in another tower, has elevator, but you'll need to pay a fee. The view from both is incredible, you can see Vienna from the height of birds flight.

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