"Impressive cathedral" Stephansdom - St. Stephen's Cathedral Tip by Inguuna

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It says there?s almost no gothic style in Vienna, but there are few examples, like Stephansdom in the heart of the city. From all the beginning here was sacred place, but only in the 12th century building works had started. And the new cathedral was named after first Christian martyr. As the works in that times took very long, the cathedral was finished in the 15th century.
The cathedral is very closely connected with history and people who ruled in the state. It keeps several sarcophagus from Habsburg dynasty. Also during special events here you can hear the famous bell called Pummerin which is 21 tones heavy.
There are ornaments on the cathedral?s roof which show coat of arms and the year. It?s special gift after World War II, when the cathedral was damaged a lot.
You can climb up there, but be sure there are no works going. Because when I was there nowhere was mentioned that there are restoration works going up there and the ?excellent? view from there I didn?t see. This is my cons. And yes - you have to pay for that.
But what I suggest ? visit the inside of the cathedral, it?s worth! The interior with vaults is impressive.

Address: St.Stephens cathedral
Directions: Between Schulerstraße & Brandstätte
Phone: +43 1 515523054
Website: http://www.stephanskirche.at/

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  • Updated Jan 24, 2007
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