Stephansplatz

Stephansplatz, Vienna: Hours, Address, Stephansplatz Reviews: 4.5/5

Stephansplatz
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The area
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 • 3 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 3 min walk
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Jae L
Long Island, NY5,779 contributions
Sep 2019
Stephans Cathedral, of course, is the most important landmark in Stephansplatz. From Stephansplatz, you can easily visit Mozart’s Figaro House nearby, stroll along elegant Graben with cafes & shops and bustling Karntnerstrasse with countless shops. Stephansplatz also has banks and a money change shop. Whenever I visited Vienna, I used to change money at Bank of Austria next my hotel Bristol or Erste Bank on Karntnerstrasse. But when I was in Vienna last September, the tellers of both Bank of Austria and Erste Bank told me to use an ATM machine or go to Stephansplatz to change money. When I went to Stephansplatz, the tellers at Bank of Austria and Erste Bank here refused to change money. I then went to the money change shop, near Stephans Cathedral, with big sign “Money Exchange”. Above the money exchange shop was the yellow arch sign for McDonald’s. The money exchange shop there displayed attractive exchange rates. But actual currency conversion rate was not the same as the posted exchange rates due to hidden charges. [By the way, reading the posted exchange rate or the sign showing “No Commisions” would not give you the actual conversion rate. Best way to find out the actual converison rate is to ask how much Euro you would get for USD ($) 100.] Disappointed at the bad currency conversion rate, I walked around the plaza, and found the best money change bank, “Bankhaus Schelhammer and Schattera”, inside “Goldschmiedgasse 3” building. Goldschmiedgasse was a narrow alley-like street across Stephansplatz from Stephans Cathedral. The bank was near Graben, and the bank could be accessed from Goldschmiedgasse as well as Graben. [See my uploaded photos]. There were 2 “Bankhaus Schelhammer and Schattera” offices on both sides of the hallway inside the building. The one on the right side when I entered from Goldschmiedgasse side was the bank’s money change office. I would highly recommend this bank for changing money if you don’t want to use ATMs.
Written January 23, 2020
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Sharon W
Nottingham, UK1,459 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
You can really get a feel for the city by sitting in Stephansplatz and just taking everything in. Early morning it is bustling with all the services and tradesman bringing supplies etc into the city. By 11 am they have all left and you can see the square and the cathedral without interruption. Lots of bustle and the very heart of this beautiful city.
Written January 11, 2020
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d0rrie13
Cambridge, MA52 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Vienna at Christmas is magical— dazzling lights and Christmas Markets in many neighborhoods around the city. The Stephansplatz market is great. Vaccine certificates were carefully checked. Pumpkin soup and hot mulled wine is de rigeur. Outside the markets the square is filled with history and art.
Written January 2, 2022
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Deirdre_dines
Dublin, Ireland974 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a good place to start your tour of Vienna.

The centre has lots of shops (all price ranges), churches, restaurants , coffee and chocolate houses, and I’d recommend you spend some time here before hitting the museums, palaces etc.

I was there for NYE and there was lots to do and experience ( beautiful Xmas lighting , market stalls, outdoor music and dancing ) along this part of town. Looks particularly beautiful as darkness lands as the city Xmas lighting is magnificent.
Written January 4, 2020
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Anna
Kongsvinger, Norway143 contributions
Jan 2020
Very nice shopping area with loads of shops, both expensive and inexpensive, mainstream and more local shops.

It was also beautifully lit with Christmas decorations, and there were concerts here and there because it was New Year’s Eve.

The cathedral also had a concert which we did not go to, but that we would if we’d had some more time in Vienna.
Written January 3, 2020
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Mike F
Dublin, Ireland281 contributions
Feb 2020
pedestrianised streets, lots of the same shops you get in most european cities, with overpriced tourist shops selling mozart, Sisi or Mariatherese chocolates. While it was interesting to see its nothing spectacular. Hard enough to find a nice coffe shop or bar. While I suppose you have to see this section its almost has a more modern vibe with the shop facades taking over.
Written March 4, 2020
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Meander621221
Olomouc, Czech Republic25 contributions
Dec 2019
Nice place for public performance, shopping, meeting...
Church in the middle of it must visit best time December or summer time.
Huge number of museums near by and public transport is very good.
Written February 28, 2020
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Walter S
Vienna, Austria2,013 contributions
Nov 2021
Stephansplatz Christmas market is open without pre-checking, a very inviting feeling.
Only F&B sections are marked with decent ribbons and access ich checked by friendly and competent security (must cost a lot) – also non-European certificates are accepted (with the right vaccines). Be prepared to produce an ID with your certificate (a copy of your passport page should work)!
Very “civilized” feel!
Written November 16, 2021
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fluffycamel2002
West Bromwich, UK399 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Caught the underground to here from bus station, arrives right in the middle of the plaza and by the stunning cathedral. Very busy, LOADS of designer shops, bars and restaurants. Be wary, as soon as you come up the escalators from the underground lots of people trying to sell you things.
Written January 5, 2020
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia3,529 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
One of the more popular squares in Vienna, Stephenplatz is dominated by the St Stephen's Cathedral. There is also an U-Bahn station here.

Stephenplatz is where several high end shopping streets start (or terminate) e.g. Graben and Karntnerstrasse.

Other than retail therapy there are plenty of historical gems located around this area.
Written January 29, 2020
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