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Stephansdom Vienna

The landmark of Vienna – The Bishop’s church in the city center

The St. Stephan’s Cathedral is not only a landmark of Vienna, it is also a symbol for Austria. Its architecture and size will fascinate you – the Dom is the most important Gothic building in Austria for good reason. Located at the heart of the city, the cathedral is a masterpiece of middle age architecture in the inside as well as on the outside. Its monumental size means you cannot miss it.

 

Enjoy the wonderful view

If you visit St. Stephan’s Cathedral in Vienna you simply must ride up the 68 m high north tower in the lift. From a platform around the tower, you will have a breathtaking view over Vienna. Don’t miss to ask for the legend that evolves around the north tower, which was never completed.

You can also climb a narrow staircase in the 136m high south tower to the viewpoint at a height of 72 metres. And you can see important sights from there too: Belvedere Palace in the south, the Giant Ferry Wheel at the Prater, the Votiv Church with its two neo-gothic towers on Ringstraße and the imperial palace.

The Pummerin – the largest bell in Austria

In the north tower of St. Stephan’s cathedral is the largest bell of Austria, the Pummerin. Compared to other countries, it is the third largest bell in western and central Europe and the fifth largest free-swinging bell in the world, as well as the second largest free-swinging bell in a church tower worldwide. Learn more about the interesting history of origins of the Pummerin on site. Every year, the new year is celebrated on New Year’s Eve with the ringing of the Pummerin – a tradition that no one wants to miss in Austria.

 

St. Sthephan’s Cathedral as the burial place of Bishops and Dukes

The somewhat sinister catacombs of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral are home to the mortal remains of Bishops and crowned heads. Take a tour to see more sights. The gravestone of Emporer Friedrich III., created in red marble over a period of 46 years, is one of the highlights.

The cathedral in the heart of Vienna

You can reach the St. Stephan’s Cathedral from our two Viennese hotels IMLAUER Vienna and Nestroy Vienna simply by underground U1. Get on at the “Nestroyplatz” station and take the subway in the direction to “Reumannplatz”. You drive only two stations and stop directly at the cathedral. Who would prefer to walk, should plan about 20 minutes to get to the St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Just follow the Taborstrasse towards the city center. Cross the Danube Canal to Schwedenplatz and take Rotenturmstraße, which takes you directly to St. Stephan’s Cathedral.