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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
Inner City
+43 1 515523054
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Only 10 minutes walk from ours apartement at Anagasse, the one and only a beautiful Gothic Church surrounding by cafes, restaurant, shopping mall, boutiques and all international brands are here The roof top ceramics tiles look gorgeous. All the sculpture interiors tells the story, it's...More

Thank Lina J
Reviewed yesterday

St Stephen's is an outstanding survivor from the Gothic period. The font is beautifully carved stonework and the climb to the top of the tower although long gives a wonderful view of the city. Go early in the morning to avoid the tour buses.

Thank scarfman
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful cathedral situated at the heart of the city. If you're fit, my recommendation is to take the stair up. They have 353 stairs, and the view from the top is amazing. You need to pay 4.5 euros to take the stairs. There're bunch of...More

Thank robot0123
Reviewed 2 days ago

The building, both inside and out, is stunning. If you have the time, pay for a tour -- you'll take an elevator to the top for a great view and up-close look at the architecture, then descend to the catacombs where ryoals, clergy, and sick...More

Thank MBKanner
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First stop in Vienna. Entrance is Free. June to October concerts on Friday and Saturday nights. Gets crowded during the day. Unfortunately, there are a tremendous amount of travel salesmen trying to solicit business for a concert or a tour. After a while it gets...More

Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a big church! As cathedrals go it’s interesting enough but not spectacular. Avoid the Friday night string quartet doing the four seasons. Utter rip off!

Thank MGeorge_10
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There was ongoing construction on one side of the church when I visited today. Inside the church- nothing special, just typical Catholic Church (I’ve seen nicer ones) and it was quite dark (perhaps they’re trying to save electricity?). The treasury is the only entrance included...More

Thank autravelbug
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely beautiful church. We didn't go into the cloisters or up the tower. Not to be missed. Intricate design and architecture on outside of building is stunning!

Thank dmk37
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The st. Stephens cathedral is one of the most beautiful cathedral of Austria . There is also no entrance fee for certain parts of the cathedral.

Thank Suvir B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth visiting- high vaulted ceilings with impressive stone latticework. Some very quirky details like the figure 'holding up' the buttress next to the organ. Rather splendid.

Thank Higherkinders4
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 centre. The
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Jenna P
7 October 2017|
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Response from Liv B | Reviewed this property |
If you go into the Crypt on a tour then you can, yes. It's about €5.50 for an adult.
2 September 2017|
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Response from stan764 | Reviewed this property |
yes there was a fee. we chose not to pay. you can see quite a lot from side.
14 August 2017|
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Response from Matthew D | Reviewed this property |
Ya during mass there are some people that sing and I did not get a good glimpse of it so I'm not sure of any live instruments.