This iconic landmark has stood in the heart of Vienna for over 700 years. It is regarded as one of the most important buildings in the city and attracts more than 1 million visitors every year. The church also hosted the wedding of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the building has been featured in multiple TV shows and movies.
From the exterior of the Cathedral you can see the intricate Gothic design and the highly detailed patterned roof covered in different coloured tiles. The structure is in remarkable condition for its age and admission is free to enter the interior.
You are allowed to take photos inside but flash photography is restricted, also be mindful of people who are attending mass or praying in the church during your visit.
For a small admission fee you can climb the 343 steps to the top of the South tower where you will find these tower keeper’s room 67 metres above the ground. From this area you will have breathtaking view over Vienna city and you can view the further surrounding area.
A network of catacombs run underneath the Cathedral and you can take a guided tour that will take you through the many crypts and the history behind them.
The area around the Cathedral is great for shopping so you can walk around the high streets after taking your tours and view of Vienna from above. This is one of the main attractions in Vienna so it should definitely be on your list to visit when in the city.
How to get there:
Take the U-Bahn (Subway) and get off at nearest Stephansplatz station.
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