A 12th-century building, St. Stephan’s Cathedral is located in the heart of the city on Stephanasplatz square. The cathedral, which is considered one of the most important symbols of Vienna, is also one of the most important gothic structures in Austria. Especially the colorful symbols on the roof of the cathedral symbolize the history of Vienna.
The cathedral has 4 very magnificent towers. The tower on the south façade is the highest at 136 meters. You can watch the view of the city by climbing to the top of this tower with 343 steps. The most famous bell of the cathedral, the Pummerin, is located in the 68-meter tower on the north facade. The pummerin is the second-largest bell in Europe.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral
St. Stephen’s Cathedral is very important with its magnificent architecture and its place in the history of Vienna, as well as the works it contains. Religious artifacts made of gold and precious stones, religious relics from ancient times, books and manuscripts are among the things that make up the cathedral’s treasury. In addition, there is the tomb of Emperor Frederick III, weighing 8 tons, in the cathedral. There are also tombs of important names in history in the cathedral.
Concerts are held in the cathedral during the Easter period and for 4 weeks before Christmas. You need to buy tickets for these concerts where you can experience the Viennese traditions. Ticket prices vary between 10 Euros and 60 Euros for different categories.
Visiting Information: St. You can visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral between 06:00 and 22:00 from Monday to Saturday, and between 07:00 and 22:00 on Sundays and public holidays. Tours are organized in the cathedral between 09.00-11.30 and 13.00-16.30 from Monday to Saturday, and between 13.00-16.30 on Sundays. Tour fees vary according to the regions of the cathedral. For detailed information, you can visit the cathedral’s website.
- Address: Stephansplatz 3, Vienna 1010
- Directions: Buses numbered 1A, 2A or 3A are suitable for those who prefer to travel by bus. For the metro, it is enough to get off at the Stephansplatz stop.
- Nearby Places: Palais Equitable, Graben and Kohlmarkt