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St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

Stephansplatz 1, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
43-1-515-520, 01/515-52563, 513 76 48
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As featured in 3 days in Vienna
Ranked #20 of 407 attractions in Vienna
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Lookouts
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) is located at Stephansplatz and is the most important Catholic Church in Vienna. It has a multi-colored tile... more »
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

What a disappointment this visit was. It didn't matter that a lot of the exterior was covered in scaffolding, but the interior was dark and gloomy. It was difficult to see any of the architecture or supposed treasures, and much of the cathedral ws closed off. In fact the crypt was much brighter. The guide was interesting, and spoke in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We are not church buffs, but we do go to at least one church during our vacation and attend a service ( not for religious but experience reason as we are not Christians). If you can attend a service, go in early and enjoy all the architectural details.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

No trip to Vienna would be complete without a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. This church towers over the downtown and offers great views of the surrounding city. Take the elevator to the roof and have a look around.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great achictechture, interesting buliding. Would recommend paying a few euros extra to go to the top of the cathedral to get a great panaramic view of the city.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Magnificent inside there is a small fee to see the tombs under the church but worth it. The architecture and design of the building is amaizing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you like old architecture, this place is magnificent. They also have a midday mass which we attended and thought the service was in German and we didnt undertstand a word, the experience was quite nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A lot of the facade is currently covered by scaffolding, but the attractive tiled roof is still visible. Part of the interior is accessible but there is a charge to see the whole area. The crypt was not open when we visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Stephansdom is the area where you will find all tourists who are on visiting Vienna. arround this place you will find top shopping centeres, cafe and world class restaurants. Ond can take the horse cart for the city drive from here which cost Euro 60/00 for half and our ride. So whoever comes to Vienna must not forget to visit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is in the heart of Vienna and difficult to avoid. But you shouldn't in any event. While cathedrals are prevalent in Europe, St Stephen's brings an elegance and style to the architecture that's all its own. As well the roof is marvellous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Impressive church. Take the elevator to the top of the church to see the big bell and for a nice view over the city.

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