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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
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Reviewed yesterday

St. Stephen's Cathedral is beautiful and awe-inspiring. So much history, beautiful ornamentation, and interesting architecture. The small Christkindlmarkt surrounding St. Stephen's was quite nice as well.

Thank JLM47374
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in Vienna for a river cruise and stayed by St Stephens Cathedral. The lights and Christmas Market made the night special. We stepped inside the Cathedral and caught the end of an English service. We enjoyed the visit very much.

Thank rjrobbin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For many people st Stephan’s cathedral is the center of Vienna. I would say that is a must to visit and now you can enjoy the Christmas markets around the cathedral. The atmosphere is also amazing.

Thank César T
Reviewed yesterday

The first time my wife and I visited St. Stephen's Cathedral was in 1994. The second time around, we loved it more.

Thank Mel_CanJamusa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Only went to entrance area. Don't agree with paying to see house of worship. Very dark inside. Maybe the stone work or centuries of candle smoke. No stained glass. Possibly lost in WWII bombing. Exterior spectacular French gothic style and location right in the heart...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Found it dark and very modest inside despite its size so unless you want to climb the tower or visit the crypt I suggest St Peters which is much more interesting

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see and great inspiration An awesome structure and wonderful sermon although in German. Very popular with all denominations and a focul point within the city.

Thank Norman H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at a small B+B less than 100 meters from the Cathedral. So we saw it as if it was in our Street . Our accommodation was on the seventh floor and had fantastic views of the square and of course St Stephens. Although...More

Thank Leon B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We found this a little bland and dark - really needed some professional lighting to make the most of it. The free part was limited with charges to go to most of it. A far better bet was Peterskirke just across the square.

Thank ColinRS0346
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful church inside and out but when we visited we ran a gauntlet of about 15 guys selling Mozart concerts, once inside the church was mobbed with tourists, some chatting loudly or on their phones. People were trying to pray amongst the chaos. The...More

Thank Anne M
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 Nicola W | Reviewed this property |
The tower entrance is 5.50 euros and there was a small queue when I was there. I don't think it is possible or necessary to buy tickets in advance for this part of the Cathedral.
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.