"Stephansdom (St. Stephans Cathedral)" Stephansdom - St. Stephen's Cathedral Tip by Rupanworld


Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral). The construction of the 448 ft South Tower (Südturm) where the Pummerin, a huge bell cast from melted-down Turkish cannons, hangs, was finished in 1433. The construction of the North Tower (Nordturm) was never finished. The building is a mixture of various architectural styles, gothic, romanesque, renaissance, baroque etc. It is built in memory of St. Stephen, Christianity?s first martyr. There are organized tours to inside the cathedral. From top of the North Tower one can have an amazing view of the city of Vienna. The Cathedral itself is huge and in order to give the visitors a better idea, there is a miniature of the building placed in front of the building, a nice place for a good photo, like the one I took.

Address: Stephansplatz (U1, U3: Stephansplatz)
Directions: Between Schulerstraße & Brandstätte
Phone: 43/ (0)1/ 515 52-3526
Website: http://www.stephanskirche.at/

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  • Written Nov 3, 2008
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