St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

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Intricate in design and architecture, St. Stephen's Cathedral is a cultural icon and symbol of Austrian identity. With a multicolored tile roof and tall Romanesque towers, it has become one of the most recognizable images of the city. Consecrated in 1147, the cathedral stands on the remains of former versions, which were destroyed by fire, siege, and World War II. The cathedral's repairs and rebuilding can be seen today in the mixture of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Join a guided tour to learn more about the iconic building's history. Separate tours lead you through the main cathedral, the catacombs, the treasury, or up one of the towers for a view of Vienna from above. Choose an inclusive tour to see all of the parts of this site. Use our Vienna trip planner to arrange your visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral and other attractions in Vienna.
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  • Amazing architecture of the church. the view at night is amazing with the light effect. must visit for those visiting vienna.  more »
  • I regret that I couldn't experience this beautiful place in better conditions. It was night time, and rainy. Nonetheless, I made sure to stop and take it all in, and even photograph it to the best of ...  more »
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  • Amazing church! Such beautiful architecture its indescribable. When you've done taking pictures of the beautiful exterior and think that's all, then brace yourself for the interiors. Beautiful intricate details. You are allowed to take pictures in here but be quiet and respect the space. You are also allowed to walk around inside and go up to the altar.
  • We only did the catacombs tour which was nice. No pictures allowed. Unfortunately, the guided tours of the church were not available. So we will have to go back another day. You can see part off the interior from the inside for free, but it is very crowded with tourists. I really like the outside of the church and the tiled roof and especially the gargoyles. In summer they have rooftop walks on Saturdays, but we were here in March, so no such luck. Edit: we did go back two days later. That day they also cancelled the guided tours. The information could not tell us if there will be tours tomorrow. Hopefully there will be since it is a Saturday then. We will see. And again no guided tours were available. The communication around this could be a lot better.
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