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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  • St. Stephen's Cathedral is located at the end of the pedestrian zone and is impossible to overlook a giant part of Interior beautifully him visit if you're ever in Vienna
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  • This place is massive. The architecture is really cool but there are so many tourists and it’s really crowded. It’s right in the center so there are people everywhere.  more »
  • One of the most emblematic churches in Vienna. Doing amazing impression as he looks at it from the outside, but also inside is beautiful. I recommend also the entrance to the top of the Cathedral. It is true that there is nothing to expect Fireworks, but the view is very nice. It took us a little bit before wdrapaliśmy, but for the price of 5 Euro (because so many paid as students) definitely was worth it.
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  • This is a beautiful church to visit with frequent holy mass you can attend. It can get very busy at times due to its central location. It is equally beautiful from the inside as it is from the outside. A nice view of it is from the restaurant Do&Co opposite the church. It’s a great idea to see the church from all its sides too!
  • Such a beautiful piece of architecture! It is usually packed but if you continue down the side of the front gate, you can almost walk up to the very front of the cathedral and it just simply breathtaking! They offer going up to two towers (north and south) but going up to the more expensive tower, the north tower(€5.50 to be paid at the towers entrance itself not the info point) will allow you to see the largest bell in the Stephan's Cathedral- the Pummerin, and walk outside , giving you lovely views all around. The South Tower goes up about twice the height making it the tallest church tower in Austria. However, you can't walk around in the open and will stay behind the windows in order to take pictures! When visiting Vienna, this is pretty much the number 1 spot you have to see!
  • Individual Tiles on the Roof We found the view of the roof to be mesmerizing. It is 364-feet long, and covered by 230,000 individually glazed tiles. The first parish church on this site was consecrated in 1147. Since then, there have been constant repairs and reconstruction with additions and renovations, so it is hard to say how long the construction lasted. We learned that these old cathedrals are fragile and require much in the way of repairs and upkeep, just to keep them functioning and safe. That’s why so many now charge admission. We did go inside and it was impressive inside as well. Someone was playing the majestic organ, which was a treat as the acoustics are great for this.
  • Of course it's a must visit when in Vienna. The cathedral is the heart of the city. Holy mass is celebrated regularly here (refer to website / picture). Go early if you want to have some quiet time for yourself, as the later it gets, the more tourists there will be. The cathedral audio tour and the crib tour is great. You can also go up to the towers. Check at the information counter for it.
  • A beautiful cathedral, free entry. Look up times beforehand for mass services, as listening to the sermons and choir is a special experience. You HAVE to go on the crypt tour (near the lift that takes you up the North tower). Tours are done every half hour or so. The sign says when the next one will be. The tour is done in German and English. The guide was really engaging and the tour very interesting. One of the highlights of my weekend in Vienna.
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