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St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

Vienna’s Stephansdom (also known as St. Stephen's Cathedral) is kind of a big deal. As the national emblem of Austria, it attracts over 1 million visitors every year. And rightfully so – at over 800 years old, it’s home to some of the country’s most interesting historical and architectural sights.

The High Altar, which took seven years to build in the 17th century, is just one of 18 altars inside the impressive Gothic and Romanesque structure. The red marble tomb of Emperor Frederick III is decorated with more than 240 statues - that's 6.667 statues for every year of his reign as Holy Roman Emperor.

If your tastes extend to the more macabre, visit the catacombs, built during the 1735 Bubonic plague they're, erm, 'home' to over 11,000 skeletons.

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Customer reviews

Jun 20, 2018
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Smooth acceptance. Great tour.
Jun 14, 2018
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
The Cathedral was magnificent and we enjoyed going through the entire building and learning it amazing history. Unfortunately the gentlemen at the information desk although helpful were not very polite and in fact they seemed quite bored with what they were doing. Really a shame as this is a wonderful building, however we didn’t let them spoil our visit and we highly recommend it
Jun 9, 2018
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Very nice cathedral. Self-guided tour with audio-guide is great. Access to North tower is easy, and so is the access to the Treasury.
Jun 4, 2018
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Great package and audio guide very useful to cover the essentials in twelve steps. Treasury a must wirh awesome views of the Church from balcony. Worth the extra cost for the all inclusive ticket.
May 30, 2018
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
The digital ticket was fine and worked readily.
May 14, 2018
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Second time using this service and things went as smoothly as the first time. Definitely recommend.
May 11, 2018
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Great to have prebooked tickets but entries for each part were tricky to find! South tower climb well worth it.
May 10, 2018
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Very easy to buy tickets, unfortunately at the church they had a hard time to handle them since they use no scanner.
Mar 13, 2018
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
St. Stephen's in Vienna is a gorgeous cathedral. To enter it is free, but I am glad we got our tickets so that we could have the audio tour which was very helpful and informative. We opted to skip the Catacombs part of the tour, but we loved getting to go up into the bell tower and have a wonderful view of the entire city! We also saw the treasury which was in the balcony. It was absolutely beautiful and amazing. Finding the elevator was a challenge, but just ask someone at the information desk. It is near the entrance, and it doesn't really look like an elevator, but you will know it when you see the "ring here" button in German. Once you push that, someone will come down the elevator to pick you up. It is a circular elevator. Most of the collection is in the balcony, so don't exit the exhibit too early like I almost did!
Feb 21, 2018
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
St. Stephen’s cathedral is a must visit when in Vienna.