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Address: Historic City Centre, Vienna, Austria
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This is the most central place in Vienna, hosting the impressive Stephandom. Always packed with people and full of things to see and taste. Pedestrian streets all around and on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is the most central place in Vienna, hosting the impressive Stephandom. Always packed with people and full of things to see and taste. Pedestrian streets all around and on the corner are the horse carriages if you're into that.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was not as good as I expected it - the Cathedral look was impressive, but the square itself was crowded with horse carriages (including horse leftovers on the pavement), clowns in pretended 1700's costume offering concert tickets, expensive tourist shops selling cheap merchandise at high prices. Stephansplatz is much more enjoyable by night, when nobody is around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

So much to do here, whether you like shopping, looking at museums and architecture or simply just grabbing a coffee and relaxing this place has it all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Among other attractions and sightseeing opportunities in this plaza or mall area, it has to be one of the premiere upscale retail shopping area with restaurants and cafes in abundance. Another focal point for visitors and tourists alike for enjoying and experiencing this majestic city!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Pros: A magnificent Gothic cathedral, a huge variety of stores, cafes/restaurants and the beauty of most buildings. Cons: A bit crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The best of the stores in Vienna are her, eclectic type of people , tourists and viennense people.I really love this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Stephansdom Platz has the St Stephen's Cathedral, a massive Gothic structure that includes a climbable tower (extra euros) that gives you a terrific view (can see into Hungary if you know where to look) of the city. Sunday Mass starts at 9:30 AM, lots of incense so be warned if you cannot tolerate smoke. The setting is acoustically conducive to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A bit too crowded for our liking. We preferred skirting AROUND Stephensplatz so that we could get onto the quieter and more quaint streets, which were far more atmospheric and felt like what old Vienna would have been like.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Picturesque square. Tons of tourist traps do you would be better to go eat elsewhere...also go early in the morning to avoid the massive your groups.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Stephanplatz has it all with the cathedral, architecture (Haus House) and shopping. There is also usually someone protesting something each day and night.

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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.