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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

Well, if you're in Stephansplatz, it'd be silly not to go in and take a look and, admittedly, the artwork, sculpture and stained-glass windows are a site to behold.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed yesterday

This church is the at the center of Vienna and is breathtaking- both inside and out. We sat for almost an hour taking it all in - so beautiful.

Thank Sue P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There's a St. Peter's Church close-by I thought that was nicer on the inside than this cathedral. This was huge but just average I thought.

Thank Nivedita G
Reviewed yesterday

This is a very beautiful cathedral and you sense that it has been used for worship for many years. It was under renovation but that did not spoil the visit.

Thank FJHH24
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The time you spend outside has nothing to do with the beauty that you will see when you go inside this church or the time you spend in awe of the size of truly gods work very spiritual.

Thank Howard B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The church is spectacular, as it always has been, before and now after years of cleaning BUT restricted access at a cost is ridiculous.

Thank FrankCGlazer
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you don't like jostling crowds as you tour religious buildings, go on a Tuesday morning rather than a Sunday afternoon. The cathedral is massive and impressive, and knowing that it was rebuilt after burning in WW2 makes it even more worth a visit, to...More

1  Thank zzzptm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quite beautiful and don't miss the trip up the tower for the views. We started here to orientate ourselves at the beginning of our visit to this gorgeous city.

1  Thank EdinAust
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a truely stunning Cathedral, we visited on a Sunday whilst Mass was being held. Of course we were quiet and respectful along with others. Well worth a visit, if only to look at the outside, particularly the roof. I managed to walk up the...More

1  Thank simon c
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed climbing the 300+ steps to the top of the tallest spire and were rewarded with a wonderful view of Vienna. The interior of the cathedral is beautiful and filled with the aroma of candles and incense. One evening we also enjoyed a string quintet...More

Thank Bill H
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.