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St. Stephen's Cathedral

Stephansplatz 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 515523054
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Stephansplatz 3, Vienna 1010, Austria
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+43 1 515523054
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide recommended we just walk through the church and not pay for the extras. The one tower used to by the highest point in the world when it was first built! I would recommend a walk through, but the building doesn't compare to...More

Thank Madeleine W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While roaming around the historic center of Vienna, you will feel the energy around. The building, shops, eating places, the crowd. Just walking few meters from there you will enter the cathedral and suddenly the whole environment will become quite, calm and peaceful. Amezing archtecture,...More

Thank archanabhagat1987
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to see the best parts of the building expect to pay! Quite a lot of building work is taking place nearby. Very prominent gift shop (DOM SHOP) for you to spend even more of your euros in, if you so wish. Clearly...More

Thank Yvette B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely one of the most unique Cathedrals that I have seen--and I've seen so many in my lifetime! Lol. I particularly loved the colorful ceramic tiles on the roof, which was added after it was bombed in WW2. Didn't go inside though since there were...More

Thank Kai111
Reviewed 3 days ago

even with scaffolding around it this is an imposing building both inside and out , as with everywhere in Vienna - can get crowded

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful church full of history. I recomend a full visit when staying in Wien. It is a very ancient and lovey church.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Typical gothic church. Nice looking. Also Worth going inside to have a look. On sundays nice mess with choir singing.

Thank Raffik00001
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I arrived in Vienna on Sunday morning and one of my first stops was the cathedral. Breathtaking but I was a bit surprised to see a mass underway while tourists filed in and out. I didn't stay long, it just felt very disrespectful

Thank BethR03062
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been here several times but have never been able to walk around inside to really appreciate it. Just after entering you are faced with high metal barriers and gates and many visitors cramming the area. It is certainly not amongst the world's really...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 4 days ago

This cathedral towers over Vienna right in the middle of the main square. We didn't go for a service, but just popped in as we were walking through the city. It's as beautiful and ornate as most large European cathedrals, definitely worth a visit.

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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
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Priya B
Hi, we are looking to visit on the 6th of july. We have a 8month baby, so was wondering if there is anywhere we can leave the pushchair? Many thanks :)
June 20, 2017|
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Response from Sanel M | Reviewed this property |
It is a very busy place and even though there is plenty room I would suggest hanging on to your belongings.
Am I able to sit in the pews at St. Stephen's Cathedral? Even if I don't pay the 5.50 euro fee?
June 9, 2017|
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Response from OldEagle48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can sit on the right where people light prayer candles and it can be quieter there. There are also some pews on the left side for sitting near the small altars.
How do I get there using public transportation?
May 27, 2017|
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Response from Dheeraj D | Reviewed this property |
Hi on every subway station there is a vendor Maschine, either you buy one way ticket or if staying longer than a weekly pass. The Tabak shops also sell the subway tickets which can be used on street tram called BIM or buses... More