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- 98%History Buffs
- 89%Art & Design Lovers
- 81%Spiritual Seekers
- 78%Local Culture
- 61%Family Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (46)
- StephansdomAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersFeb 16, 2014
If you've seen one church, you've seen them all. Yes, I tend to believe that - and after multiple trips to Europe, cathedrals and churches sort of - dare I say it - bore me. But this one has the unique attention-grabbing addition of the basement crypt. I toured it with two friends (one Dutch and one Austrian) and all three of us, though we bravely entered the cold subterranean hallways, left with the hair on our necks standing upright. Whether it's skulls staring blankly at you from behind iron bars, enormous vases full of royal intestines, the manhole grate that covered 10 feet of bones, or simply the knowledge that you are standing in cave-like rooms that have served as both graves and bomb shelters....it was a haunting experience (no pun intended.)
- StephansdomFeb 16, 2014
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) is the mother cathedral in the historic city center of Vienna. It looms massive over Stephansplatz and is as ornate inside as it is out. The mosaic tiled roof is beautiful to behold (though you will have journey to the top of the tower to really appreciate it. One tower does have a lift, but the other is stairs only. We climbed them before eating. Bad idea. Prepare yourself for that journey wisely!
- StephansdomOct 19, 2013
Also known as St. Stephen's Cathedral. It was badly damaged by fire in the last days of Second World War, but was restored on just seven years after. Entrance is free! But cos they were preparing for a mass service while I was there, I was unable to check out the 343 steps of the south tower for great view! And, one side of the church has lots of scaffolding :(.
- StephansdomMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Sep 11, 2013
The mosaic tiled roof of the cathedral makes Stephansdom a unique city marker, although unlike other cities, the buildings close by sometimes mean you cannot see it despite its height. The interior is elaborate but only available to view when mass is not being conducted.
- StephansdomMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFeb 16, 2014
Stephansdom dominates the skyline of Vienna, and after a few days, you'll be using the spires as a landmark to get oriented. Inside, the Gothic architecture is inspiring, and you may get a crick in your neck from continually looking upward. But for a really good moment, walk by the outside at night and sit at a nearby cafe and just admire. Glorious.
- StephansdomNov 26, 2012
This cathedral is absolutely stunning. I've been in many throughout Europe and this one stands out. My favorite part will always be the Crypt below the church but the rest of it is glorious in it's opulence. Don't miss climbing to the top of the South Tower for a fantastic view of Vienna.