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Address: Stephansplatz 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 1515523054
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Austria's most prominent national symbol, this magnificent cathedral is...

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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A must see

The st.stephen's cathedral is a must see. The huge building dominates the skyline and is located in the main strolling and shoping street. Get inside to see a modest, yet... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The st.stephen's cathedral is a must see. The huge building dominates the skyline and is located in the main strolling and shoping street. Get inside to see a modest, yet beautiful interior.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw the cathedral our first day in Vienna. We were really trying to get a feel for the city and stumbled on the the cathedral. Because you could go in for free, we did. My mouth dropped open by the beauty. Definitely a must see!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whilst this is a quite substantial cathedral and the ceiling heights and unsupported spans are exceptional, the splendour of the interior is a fair way off some of its peers throughout Europe. We missed the walk up the stair to the spire which opens around 9am and closes around 5pm, although the lift to the Bell Tower is open much... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is "must visit" place in Vienna. Can't say anything new about this cathedral except - prepare for crowd and bring camera. :)

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Buckinghamshire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cathedral is magnificent inside and well worth a visit. However the views from the top of the tower were fantastic around Vienna. There is so much to see that is hidden from view from down below.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

St. Stephen's Cathedal is layered with history both inside and out. This triumph of faith was tragically damaged during WW2 but lovingly restored. Located in the heart of the big high end shopping plaza St. Stephen's is free to visit although you can pay for tours inside. Unlike some cathedrals that seem to be dead inside, St. Stephen's gives one... More 

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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We pie the 4.50 Euros to go inside the Cathederal with a audio guide. This is.a site that deserves several,hours at least to appreciate its beauty and majesty. You can enter for free but you don't get to see the various alters and other features

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London, United Kingdom
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It wasn't possible to walk round the cathedral and so had to view it from the back behind a grill. Looks ok. Nothing really to stand out when you compare it to other great cathedrals like York Minster or Chartres. The view from the tower was OK but nothing special. Fine if it's included in your Vienna pass. Otherwise not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a something that you do not want to miss .. Beautiful architecture.. One of the most beautiful cathedrals I've ever visited ..

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful cathedral. We would have enjoyed seeing more of it, but there were extra costs for various things, and we didn't have enough information as to how to choose between them. For example, there is an option to walk to the top of one of two towers. Is there any difference between them? Why choose one over the other? Extra... More 

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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.