St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

St. Stephen's Cathedral
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
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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1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Inner City
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.
How to get there
  • Stephansplatz • 2 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 2 min walk
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Ceecee101
California189 contributions
Spend some time here
Sep 2021 • Couples
Do the audio guide and pay to go through the whole thing, you will get much more out of it. We loved it, audio guides were helpful.
Written September 23, 2021
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David D
468 contributions
A great Gothic cathedral with a beautiful tiled roof.
Sep 2021
The cathedral spires dominate the city skyline and it is one of the most iconic sights of the old city. Beneath the cathedral are catacombs, housing the coffins of some of the early Habsburgs and ossuaries of the city’s dead from past centuries. The two towers can be ascended also, with a lift to one of the towers, where there is a viewpoint. The other higher tower can be accessed from the outside and involves climbing over three hundred steps to get some breathtaking views of the city. The entrance to the main cathedral is free, but the towers and the catacombs both cost money to enter.
Written September 15, 2021
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Riste2016
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia94 contributions
In the very city center
Sep 2021
St. Stephen's Cathedral is the one of the places you will not miss to see when sightseeing the city center in Vienna. On the walking area trough the city.
Written September 10, 2021
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lefterisket
Athens, Greece20 contributions
Vienna = Stephandom
Sep 2021
Stephandom is the most beautiful and amazing building in the whole of Austria! It is the must destination in Austria. The top of Stephandom is visible from all over the city!
Written September 9, 2021
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,415 contributions
South Tower views
Sep 2021
A must-see if you're in the area. Prettier outside than inside, I think, though the organ pipes at the back (once inside) are pretty impressive.

It's 5.5 euros pp to go up either the South or the North tower, and if you want great views of the city, I suggest doing the South Tower. You'll climb 343 steps, but I'd say the views from atop are worth it. Otherwise, it's free to enter the church.
Written September 7, 2021
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Shahrzad sh
Iran970 contributions
Beautiful church
Oct 2020 • Couples
This church is located next to one of the busiest streets in Vienna. In this street you can see the best brands of the modern world and next to it is the old church. The outer roof of the church is made of attractive colors that the eyes of every viewer He stares at himself.
Written September 6, 2021
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pafb71
Prospect, KY17 contributions
Never the same
Aug 2021
St. Sephen's was just as impressive inside as it was outside. It is a shinning beacon on the hill. Worth the time to take a look,.
Written August 26, 2021
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TravelLife19
Cork, Ireland518 contributions
Exquisite Spiritual Art
Aug 2021 • Solo
Stunning gothic cathedral in the heart of Vienna. So many layers of fabulous art. Difficult to absorb it all in one viewing.
Written August 24, 2021
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WeHa 98
Aschaffenburg, Germany223 contributions
Spectacular to see in person!
Aug 2021
So beautiful and definitely worth the visit. In Europe it can feel like you are just seeing so many cathedrals, but I would recommend taking the time to visit here as it really is stunning.
Written August 13, 2021
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Sanjeewa L
Geneva167 contributions
An amazing place
Aug 2021
We went there to pray as well as for the Vivaldi Four Seasons recital and it was great. This church is one of the tallest and inside is amazing.
Written August 11, 2021
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St. Stephen's Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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