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Bells, bellsbells

Go in the evening and enjoy something sublime....The bells go on for a long time but you will not want to miss this.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go in the evening and enjoy something sublime....The bells go on for a long time but you will not want to miss this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Numbers of tourists and local people enjoying foods, sights, shopping and etc. This is a place where you can experience the past and today's Vienna Austria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful plaza overrun by men in costumes selling tickets to music events. We found the best way to avoid them was just to say,"we already bought them", which was true. We bought expensive tickets to a concert that we really enjoyed. However, the concierge at our hotel said that he could have advised us better...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very touristy square in the old city. It has shopping, a great Church and a Place for events (like Christmas markets). Nearby is some great restaurants and cafes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wide open pedestrian plaza filled with shops of every kind beast to spend hours here between the gelato, bars, restaurants and shops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stephenplatz is the living room of Vienna. Every group and visitor meets here since it is close to everything. The magnificent cathedral is right there. It is the place to see and be seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is located right in the center of Vienna and is the main shopping district. We stayed at the Hotel Am Stephansplatz which is in the center of this square, directly across from St Stephens cathedral for which the square gets its name. The cathedral is great with huge steeples that make you stare and wonder how it was built.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We began our exploration of Vienna by walking over to the Stephansplatz, and what do you know? A bazillion other people had the same idea! In any case, after waiting for a mass to conclude, we were able to see the church, and later walked around and found a place to enjoy a cold drink. So the centrality of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stephans platz is always buzzing with tourists and locals. Everyone on it's own mission. It is the shopping and eating Mecca in Vienna. It is really an awesome experience to just stand on the side and watch the people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

St Stephen's Square is the heart of Old Vienna. The Cathedral provides a beautiful backdrop to the many tourists and locals walking around the cafes and shops surrounding the square. Go to enjoy (at least) the bustling atmosphere, but be aware, it is tourist trap.

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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.