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St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

Address: Stephansplatz 1, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
Phone Number: 43-1-515-520, 01/515-52563, 513 76 48
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Ranked #16 of 315 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Lookouts, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Austria's most prominent national symbol, this magnificent cathedral is known for its intricately tiled roof and its nearly 500-foot-tall South Tower, which provides amazing views of the entire city.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Surrounded at this time of year by Christmas market stalls, but also by numerous people attempting sales of evening concerts who were a little oppressive around the entrance - and I suspect these were permanent fixtures. Interesting roof design

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is one of the first things you see if you arrive in the centre of Vienna via U-Bahn. A tall imposing structure with a very unique roof. It is very ornate inside with plenty of opportunities for photos. Unfortunately a fair part of the cathedral is cornered off so that a fee is required to get up close... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Always a fan of Gothic architecture, I enjoy visiting such places. FYI: The entrance is free, but if you want to visit the tower, there's a separate charge... also a separate ticket if you want to visit the crypt. Access is limited to certain areas, but you can see a lot of the church. Sometimes, there are different events in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Nice place with an amazing view in the heart of Vienna . You can enjoy a nice meal next to this cathedral since it's surrounded by restaurants.

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Phila, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is beautiful but very dark inside. Pictures do not do it justice so buy a postcard. The side altars are different than other churches that usually line the sides perpendicular to the main altar. Here there are smaller altars facing the entrance, parallel to the main altar. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is breath-taking and deserving of it's fame. I would recommend doing the catacombs tour also, I found it fascinating and educational.

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Lucan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

It's about 360 steps up a winding staircase, you can actually stand against the wall and let people pass, even though it's narrow. It's actually dizzying on the way down, so just go slow. Nice city views at the top with a small gift shop. The church itself is beautiful, dark, light a candle for your loved ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Well the inside of the Cathedral is breathtaking a great work of art, the view from the top of the Spire is amazing (so my partner says) definatly not one for us people who don't like heights. But the pictures taken were great and gave us direction to the next sights. Enjoy Vienna.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We visited Stephansdom as the grey was setting in with the Christmas markets below. It is stunningly lit come dusk and the view from the top is worth it! Beautiful Cathedral in an amazing city!

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is beautiful outside and in, but much needs to be restored. Definitely worth walking through

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