St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or Stephansdom, as it is known locally (also affectionately called Steffi by Viennese), is a central landmark of Vienna and one of the most recognizable attractions.

Originally built in 12th century, the cathedral was being destroyed, rebuilt and renovated several times through its rich history and now it is a living monument consisting of several styles – Gothic (mostly) Romanesque and Baroque.

Quick facts

NameSt. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom)
Built/opened12th century
LocationStephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, 1st district, Innere Stadt
How to get thereU4, Wien Hütteldorf from Schwedenplatz or U3, Wien Ottakring from Stefansplatz (plus tram No. 10), or bus 10A
Ticket PriceFree for the church, tours from $15
Opening hours7 days a week, 10:00-17:00
Official website

It was dedicated to St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, and church services are active to this date. The cathedral complex consists of a church, north and south towers, catacombs and a treasury.

Popular attraction is a roof walk, where visitors can observe great view of Vienna. You can climb to both north and south tower and visit catacombs.

Due to its central location in Vienna’s’ Innere Stadt, it is usually starting point in exploration of Vienna and a popular meeting place.
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