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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

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.
Dec 28, 2017
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Catacombs fascinating and scary! Beautiful cathedral with interesting artwork. Great sights from south tower, but must be in good shape to climb the 343 steps to the top! Treasury was closed for renovation :-(
Dec 11, 2017
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Excellent
Nov 18, 2017
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Great value for what you pay. Plan to spend
90 minutes there. It’s worth it.
Oct 29, 2017
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Fabulous building. Great tour guide for the catacombs
Sep 6, 2017
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Buying the tickets online was a breeze. Trying to connect with the main event ( Catacombs) was a mess. There is construction going on around the church and what with the language barrier, by the time we figured out where to go, we had to wait 90 minutes for the next tour and we just lost our mood.
Oct 15, 2016
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Definitely do the Catacombs, best part of the tour! Guide was really knowledgeable and fun, really interesting going under the city streets of Vienna. North Tower isn't that exciting unless you like bells, but the South Tower was awesome for views of Vienna
Aug 4, 2016
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Would've liked to have more time. The guide for the catacombs was great.
Apr 5, 2018
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom): Towers, Catacombs, Treasury and Tour
Hat alles wunderbar geklappt. Führung ist empfehlenswert!