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St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

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Address: Stephansplatz 1, Vienna A-1010, Austria
Phone Number: 43-1-515-520, 01/515-52563, 513 76 48
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Austria's most prominent national symbol, this magnificent cathedral is...
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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In some ways like many churches and cathedrals in Europe, but its architectural design is somewhat unique - certainly interesting. We were there for services on Maundy Thursday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

In some ways like many churches and cathedrals in Europe, but its architectural design is somewhat unique - certainly interesting. We were there for services on Maundy Thursday. The impressive interior was lit with purple accent lights making it an unforgettable and magical experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is about as large as they come in Europe. We did attend Mass on Sunday, but it was a high mass and there was a lot of incense. If you don't like that, then go below the cathedral for the regular mass. The cathedral can be a bit cold, so dress warmly. Definitely, take the tour of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The best location in the heart of Vienna (stephansplatz) . Stunning architecture and history in every brick. I would imagine gets very busy in the height of tourist season.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely cathedral, it was very busy and the bonus that it was free. As previously said, you can see more by paying. We had other places to go so moved on.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Everyone goes there, you must do it too... Take a picture, smell the air, hear the noise and look at the people...Excellent feeling!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Centrally located. No entry charge but if you want to view the central nave there is an admission charge. You also get overwhelmed with tour parties. Because there was post war devastation and looting the internal fabric is relatively modern. Externally the fabric is Gothic. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is really beautiful from outside as well as from inside. It is located at Stephansplatz which is the heart of the city. You cannot say you have been in Vienna if you don't visit this beautiful church.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything revolves around St Stephens and Hofburg palaces. Mid/day here is very busy and much is not viewable because of noon mass. Many local attractions have printed info on colored sheets (gold or yellow for English) to help identify the highlights. Peters Church around the corner is far less visited and much more ornate, if you have limited time for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We have seen lots of cathedrals all over Europe and this one does not impress as much as most, although there was a service on so we couldn't get close to the altar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The church is wonderful to look at from the outside, and it's a good idea to see it from all sides. However, the square is usually full of tourists and horse-drawn carriages (often smelly) and, what's much worse, swarming with people dressed in 18th century costumes trying to sell you concert tickets. You can go inside for free, but there... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.