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St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen's Cathedral

Quick facts

St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or Stephansdom, as it is known locally (also affectionately called Steffl by Viennese), is a central landmark of Vienna, Austria and one of the most recognizable attractions.

Originally built in 12th century, the cathedral was being destroyed, rebuilt and renovated several times through its rich history and now it is a living monument consisting of several styles – Gothic (mostly) Romanesque and Baroque. 

It was dedicated to St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, and church services are active to this date. The cathedral complex consists of a church, north and south towers, catacombs and a treasury.

Popular attraction is a roof walk, where visitors can observe great view of Vienna.

Due to its central location in Vienna’s’ Innere Stadt, it is usually starting point in exploration of Vienna and popular meeting place.

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Interesting facts about St. Stephen's Cathedral

Here are some interesting facts about this amazing historic landmark.

  • The mosaic on the roof consists of over 230,000 colored tiles.
  • One of the church bells, the Pummerin, is the 2nd largest free-swinging church bell in Europe.
  • Stephansdom is one of the most popular venues for classical music concerts in Vienna.

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Last Updated on January 6, 2023 by Tours Editor @