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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

This is one of Vienna's icon, therefore, is a must visit not only the church but also the surrounding area.

Thank DannyHS
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited in the morning. The plaza was not very crowded. We chose to go up the stairs in the south tower. 342 stairs to see a magnificent view of the city. It was a little foggy but we could still see a lot of...More

Thank ccc_6388
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is interesting place. but we were waiting more. There are many beautiful buildings around it. Vienna is lovely.

Thank katya f
Reviewed 2 days ago

At the heart of the city, for free you can enter on the back of the cathedral. Interesting for a few moments. However I did not pay to see the tower or Catacombs and also there are no grounds outside just the square.

Thank Gerald_Murphy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This big impressive cathedral is located in the center of beautiful old town of Vienna. Watch it from outside- go around it to see the beautiful roof. Go inside and on a good weather go up by stairs or elevator to see the city's landscape....More

Thank Naorit
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the places you should have seen while being in Vienna Unfortunately it was totally crowed with tourists Even then it was a fascinating atmosphere

Thank CaminoTraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the lift to the top of the Cathedral and the view was good especially we had a beautiful day when there. It was a beautiful Cathedral but not much of a wow factor. Best viewed during sunset from far which our hotel had...More

Thank Keslyne
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went during a mass so the visit was restricted a bit but it was still amazing to see! So much history and of the 4-5 cathedrals we visited, this seemed the most authentic with incense scenting the air and the mass taking place! Worth...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another beautiful piece of Gothic architecture. Built over many years and monarchs. Try a sunny day so u can really experience the stained glass. Well worth your time. Not a long visit and its in city center so easy to hit other landmarks as well

Thank BanditTravels
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have visited many Cathedrals both in the UK and Europe and this has to be the most disappointing. Visitor flow through is poorly managed so you cannot walk around the building. You get so far round then you have to head back towards the...More

Thank Well_travelled_Jock
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.
1 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.