The Vienna St. Stephen’s Cathedral

The most breathtaking cathedral in the city

Many beautiful churches can be visited throughout Vienna. Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the undisputed top spot in sightseeing as an impressive landmark of Vienna. Every year around three million visitors come to St. Stephen’s Square to admire St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. The mighty cathedral towers 140 meters into the sky with several towers. Romanticism and Gothic are reflected in the richly decorated interior and exterior walls.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral – the most important Gothic building in Austria

Since the 12th century, there has been the church where celebrities were baptized, married and adopted. During the Second World War, the cathedral, which was affectionately called “Steffel” by the Viennese, suffered great damage, which was resolutely repaired in the following years.

Stephansdom in Wien, © Bwag/Wikimedia
St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, © Bwag/Wikimedia

Of course, St. Stephen’s Cathedral continues to function as a church: Seven days of worship are held on weekdays, ten on Sundays. At Easter, Christmas and other high holidays, the steffel is festively decorated. There are also world-class musical events throughout the year.

360 degree view of the Stephanskirche:

The top destination of the city

As a destination, the Stephansdom attracts numerous highlights for visitors of all ages: In its catacombs, among others, Austrian rulers are buried. In addition, the South Tower and the Türmer Stube can be climbed. On the north tower in turn hangs the most famous bell of Austria, the Pummerin. This rings only on high holidays and very special occasions. She too can be visited.

In the western building of the Viennese Stephansdomes the valuable art objects of the cathedral treasure can be considered. Duke Rudolf IV is considered the founder of the relic treasure.

Further information about St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna

Location and Map of St. Stephen’s Cathedral:

Address: Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Vienna
Public accessibility: public with the underground line U1 to Stephansplatz

Attractions: In connection with the Church of St. Stephen, the Virgil Chapel, an underground Gothic chapel, and the cathedral museum with the cathedral treasure of St. Stephen should be visited.