St. Stephen‘s Cathedral

Symbol and silent witness of history

Outside and inside of the cathedral

For centuries, St.Stephen‘s cathedral has towered above the city of Vienna. The dome is „the“ landmark of the city and its most-visited tourist attraction. If its walls could talk, what would they tell us?

On our walk inside and outside of the cathedral you will learn about the making of the building, its over 850 years history, about its architectural value and its political importance. You will get to know some of its secrets, symbols and legends.

You will discover what the cathedral‘s nickname is, what is hidden within the tower‘s sphere, what Mozart‘s relationship was with the parish of St.Stephen‘s and what curious objects can be detected along the church‘s facade. And lots more!

Duration: 1,5 h – 2 h

An extended (and longer) walking-tour (with or without guide) can also include:

  • The Treasure of St.Stephen‘s Cathedral
  • Virgilkapelle – Underground Chapel
  • „Tour of Vienna‘s Churches and Cloisters“ in the historic centre of Vienna: Church of the Teutonic Order, Franciscan Church, St.Peter‘s Church, St.Michael‘s Church, Church of the Augustinian Friars

If you wish to visit more on your own, I reccomend you see:

  • Pummerin – St.Stephen‘s Boomer Bell – Norther belfry (elevator)
  • Southern belfry (staircase) – 447,6 ft
  • Catacombs
  • Roof of St.Stephen‘s – Evening Tours with Roof Walk - July, August, September – TIP!!!
    siehe auch Wien von Innen