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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Impressive cathedral in the city centre with a small charge to go in. Beware of traditionally dressed salesmen outside trying to get you to buy tickets to concerts that you can get cheaper on-line

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

One feel like being sent back into history. Like all the great Cathedral in Europe, Stephanplatz Cathedral is a must visit.

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europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit especially from the bell tower that has great views, only costing a couple of euros to go up via a lift.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Worth climbing the stairs. But be aware: the staircase is very narrow and the steps are slippery. Shouldn't be claustrophobic either... But from up there, you can see the whole center of vienna...

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northumberland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We visited this Cathedral on a city tour with Viking river cruises, I would not say it was one of the best Cathedrals that I have visited, it was very dark inside, not the best stained glass windows, not what I was expecting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The church is the most famous church in Vienna, hence expect lots of tourists. To start off with, you'll be approached by many people in red coats - they are selling a concert ticket and are not part of the church. There are also horse carriage rides outside the church. Do not go during mass timings as you will not... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Fantastic Cathedral beautiful to look around the outside but the inside is gorgeous with exceptional stained glass windows. A must see building

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Be sure to go inside and look around. You can see the distinct roof and spire from many places downtown but the view inside is a must see. You don't have to be religious to admire the huge cathedral, stonework and stained glass. There is also a tour up to the bell tower or down to the catacombs for a... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Disappointed with Vienna in general and was happy to just take a bus from Bratislava over two days rather than stay in Vienna. Two things that made the trip worth while were the Spanish Riding School and St Stephens Cathedral. Amazing architecture, but very busy so as other posts suggest get there in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Way too crowded at the time we went (right before closing) so get there early in the morning to really enjoy the sights inside and to feel the peace within the cathedral. With the crowds it just gets too noisy and we rushed through. Book the catacombs tour in advance if interested in the history of the Habsburgs where they... More

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