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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  • The temple is majestic, impressive and definitely worth the visit! But don't go to the belfry! Has the entrance 6 euros and you cannot take a beautiful photograph, why is surrounded by wires!
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  • A lot in common with his peers across Europe. But each of them is unique. You can climb the Tower from which an excellent view of the city. At seven in the evening concerts.
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  • We all entered stephen's Cathedral within his Wow nice colorful glasses. The image and its No. 3 man 。 1
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  • The Cathedral is beautiful but when we went inside there were metal bars blocking most of the area. Some guy opened the gate a little and started letting people in that came up to talk to him. One lady who didn't speak German or English came up and pointed, then asked "No?". It was obvious she wanted to go inside, but the guy pretended that he didn't understand and got rude with her. Even gestured at her with his hand, like "stop bothering me". After witnessing this I got very upset and had a conversation with him in English. His English was pretty good. He kept playing dumb, until I asked the question in 2 different ways. Finally he said "nobody is allowed in". Most Austrians are very nice, some are dry, but this guy's behavior was awful. It ruined the Cathedral experience for our family and we were all very upset for another 10 minutes after the interaction.
  • Beautiful and so stunning Cathedral in a heart of Vienna. Great Gothic style roof with mosaic decor, amazing looking ceiling. And all about a spirit of that place. Massive pillars inside and colourful glass windows with candle lightening making all shinning around. All touristic attraction and historic sites are located close by. Definitely need to see St.Stephens Cathedral if you visiting Vienna.
  • One of the most beautiful cathedrals I've ever visited. There are more that I think are equally beautiful but at night the lights and the atmosphere of the centre of Vienna make this place look astonishing. Whenever you find yourself in Vienna,make sure you pass the centre with all the shops, cafés and restaurants and take a minute of two to admire this gorgeous building.
  • The cathedral of St. Stephan has been renovated but even that makes a great impression. The architecture details and makes this building incredible amazing. I believe that once the work is done the mutual elevation reflect the beauty of this building. This is one of the obligatory place one the tourist map of Vienna.
  • Nice Cathedral - which is found in the middle of the historical centre of Vienna. It is a gem which you cannot miss. Although I do not agree that most of the buildings in the area look more of the modern area, this Cathedral still gives you the vibes as if you went back in time. The outside is nice, but the inside is much nicer, the space is very big and you can easily feel that you are in a spiritual place. Great place and very easily reachable by underground or by walking from nearby attractions.
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