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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 296 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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Go to the top and look out over Vienna if you're in shape. Holy week was a perfect time to see this solemn and beautiful church with an alter as beautiful as those in Italy. Wooden roof was a surprise on top of the Gothic trusses underneath.

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derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The whole place was excellent. The stained glass windows were beautiful. A real haven of tranquility in the beautiful city of Vienna.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Very impressive and beautiful architecture especially for those interested in photography. The overall ambience is amazing.

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Bonn, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Maybe I have just seen to many Grand Churches, but this one did not impress me. Most of the Church is blocked off for paying customers only. There was no literature or history on the church to be found (even if you wanted to buy it) and I am a church lover and stayed about 5 mins and walked out.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We went in for a cursory look and decided not to go for the guided tour because there were just way too many people. Instead, we enjoyed a free organ concert at St. Peter's church nearby.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

A beautiful cathedral, with an even more beautiful view of Vienna from the top of the tower. Well worth a visit.

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tel aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is Grand, but the visit to the catacombs gives one a better perspective of life (and death) in medieval Vienna

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Good restaurants, good shopping, history, all in the same area. Don't forget to eat Sacher torte with a whipped cream loaded Wiener Melange.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

you haven't been to Vienna if you miss St.Stephen´s you don´t necessary have to climb the rather narrow staircase - to the tower - but you should. it is an experience and gives you insight into the Gothic style as a Catholic the church´s interior will highen your spirits and when you have the chance visit a mass with organ... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The spire, roof and location are the big draws to this gothic cathedral. As for the interior, sadly, almost all of the stained glass appears to have been destroyed a some point, but the atmospheric space full of other interesting details to keep you interested.

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