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“Gothic Marvel”

St. Stephen's Cathedral
Ranked #5 of 775 things to do in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stephansplatz is the main square to people watch, see local performers and goggle at the Gothic church that sat there since the 14th C. This square connects with a number of side squares with interesting eclectic buildings, street life, shopping, monuments and cafes to enjoy.

Thank GoldenFeet
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Be sure to explore the exterior of the church as well as the interior. We rented the audio guide. The audio rental booth closes during Mass and they have seven Masses a day so be careful to time your visit. You need 2-4 hours to do justice to the Cathedral. Every inch is covered with something. Be sure to see the pulpit that has frogs and serpents climging up the bannister to the altar - and the dog at the top who is meant to keep the creatures away from the clergy! There is an elevator that takes you to a viewing area; You can go higher if you want to walk another story. If heights bother you, be aware that the walkway is similar to a fire escape so when walking down, you are VERY aware of the street being a long way down. The roof has been restored since it was bombed in WW II and the tiles are brightly colored and beautiful to see from the viewing areas.

Thank moabmeadow
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

One of the most iconic stops in Viena, so as obvs you can't miss it. It's huge and if you have the chance just go upthere also

Thank Quartilho
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

The cathedral was under construction when we went and was still breathtaking. The roofing pattern and the spires are really cool. Church services are still held and talking and photography is limited. I was really glad that I went in.

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The cathedral is very nice from outside and inside. But unfortunately, there was a ceremony at the time I visited it, so I was not allowed to walk through the whole cathedral. Anyway, what makes the Stephansdom so spezial is the view from the tower. For 4€ you get entrance to the tower, from where you have a spectacular view, which is worthy every cent. Otherewise, I would just give the cathedral 3 or 4 points.

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