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St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen's Cathedral - Built in Gothic style

St. Stephan's Cathedral | Attractions in Vienna

St. Stephen's Cathedral is one of the most important landmarks in the city of Vienna and is famous far beyond the city limits. Many tourists come each year to the Stephansplatz to visit the cathedral or enjoy the view of Vienna from the south tower.

The ornately adorned facades and the intricately detailed interior of the three-aisled building are impressive testaments to Gothic architecture and craftsmanship.

Especially worth seeing are the high altar, the Wiener Neustädter altar, the pulpit, the cathedral organ, and the medieval stained-glass windows. Every Sunday and for special celebrations, a concert of 11 large and small bells in the south tower sounds before church service.

Parts of the Roman Catholic cathedral were constructed between 1230 and 1240, and the striking south tower was completed ca. 200 years later. A variety of architects and sculptors worked over the centuries on the church, expanded it, or repaired damages caused by war. The building has a length of 107.2 m and a width of 32.2 m. The 136.44 m high south tower also served Vienna as a fire watch station for many years due to its height.

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