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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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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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Salzburg, Austria
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Just remember how old this building is and all the work that went in it. Sit down and take yourself back in time.

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Northern California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Exterior is fantastic, interior is too. You may get to hear music being sung/played in side. Seeing the spire at night was awe-inspiring.

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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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163 reviews 163 reviews
42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If your "into" old Europe this is a classic church- you can get a guide but there are also machines with a telephone type hand set that you can put two Euros in and actually two people can listne seaparately for same price if in same language- the English one is very well spoken and intrestng, brief but good. walk... More

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Huntington, Vermont
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The center of Vienna and the center of the Ringstrasse, if you spend time in Vienna, you must walk into the Cathedral for a few minutes. Reflect on the immense cathedral and its importance to the city and country. You can get to St. Stephens Place on two different lines of the underground (U! and U3).

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This was one of the most disappointing domes I've visited. Most of the church room was closed for visitors, and the church could use a clean up of the walls and its art.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Situated in the centre of Vienna, this exquisite cathedral is well worth a visit. The exterior is brilliant with so much detail it could take ages just admiring this part of the building. I'd recommend that you take the time to wander around the outside because it is worthwhile. Then go inside for even more to wonder at. It can... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Let's face it - if you're headed to Vienna you are already planning to go to Stephansplatz and Stephansdom anyway. The lineup to get inside doesn't take very long. Only certain parts of the cathedral can be visited without buying passes, and while we didn't opt for touring the other areas, just heading inside for a few minutes was an... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Its the center of Vienna and the absolute must see on your list. Plus, its in the most popular plaza where you can find anything. The church dates back to the 1100s! It is incredible. You can walk around the building a 100 times and still find something different about it. You will want to take some time inside the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy history you will not want to miss a visit to St. Stephen's. A fully functioning Catholic Church that has been carefully maintained and preserved is an excellent example of a church constructed in the Middle Ages. The extensive spires and steeped roof are usually in a constant state of renovation due to the absorption of the naturally... More

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welshman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Located in the centre of the city visited it on a rainy day so it was crowded it,s very much the same as our cathedrals hear in the UK some restoration going on but it will not spoil your visit.If you are cathedral viewer go and see it

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