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St. Stephen's Cathedral

Between 1137, when it was founded, and 1511, when major construction work ended, St. Stephen’s Cathedral has seen tragedy and triumph, royalty and the religious, and repair and restoration work that continue until today. This ancient cathedral, an iconic symbol of Austria, stands in the famous Stephansplatz square in the heart of Vienna, and remains one of the most conspicuous landmarks of the city’s skyline. With its alluring combination of rich Romanesque and Gothic architecture, imposing size, exquisite altars, multiple bells, ancient chapels and crypts, and extraordinarily colourful history, St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a must-see on every holiday to Vienna.

  • Marvel at the massive 16th century bell nicknamed “Boomer,” which hangs in the north tower of Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral; its 20,130 kilograms weight and 3.14 metre diameter makes it Europe’s second largest but Austria’s largest.
  • See the famed Stone Pulpit, a masterpiece in Gothic sculpture, featuring stylized protruding petals, embellished pillar and spiral stairway, and self-portrait in stone of the pulpit’s unknown sculptor.
  • Check the 14 niched sides of St. Katherine’s Chapel baptismal font, located in the south tower of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, which features Christ, St. Stephen, and the 12 apostles.

Getting to St. Stephen’s Cathedral by car, taxi, or foot is rather easy as it is located in the famous Stephansplatz square in the centre of Vienna, an important hub for two U-Bahn metro lines. Additionally, there are three bus routes with stops at or near Stephansplatz. Alternatively, you can board any of the sightseeing buses which connect the square. These buses are run by different companies, and can be identified by their conspicuous colours. Other public transportation options to get within walking distance of the cathedral include City Airport Trains (CAT) and the S-Bahn metro from the airport.

Hotels in St. Stephen's Cathedral

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From US$87

1 Capricorno Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 7 reviews

Schwedenplatz 3-4 Map

Capricorno Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and quality amenities to make the stay of guests pleasant. The historic city centre and St. Stephen's Cathedral are within easy access from this... More

Great Spring break
We were in Vienna to support our daughter, who was running the half-marathon, and the location was perfect for that and for general sightseeing, with the U-Bahn so close, although many tourist...
21 Apr 2015
From US$166

2 The Ring

5 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

Kaerntner Ring 8 Map

The Ring Vienna's Casual Luxury Hotel offers quality accommodation and convenient facilities to make the guests feel comfortable. Some of the major city attractions include Danube Tower, Imperial... More

Short holiday
Excellent hotel in great location, friendly staff. great sized room with all amenities. My wife would have liked a kettle and tea included in the room along with the coffee? The only negative was...
25 Sep 2014
From US$66

3 Hotel Am Parkring

4 stars
4.5 / 5 11 reviews

Parkring 12 Map

Cordial hospitality and top quality services are offered to guests at Hotel Am Parkring. Along with its amenities, this hotel also offers personalised services and Southern hospitality. Hofburg... More

perfect hotel
Your perfect home away from home. Friendly staff and very good rooms. The view from ours was magnificent, definitely will come back and recommend the hotel.
9 Nov 2015
From US$56

4 Erzherzog Rainer

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

Wiedner Hauptstrasse 27-29 Map

Proverbial Viennese charm and a tradition look certainly make the Erzherzog Rainer the ideal place for an enjoyable holiday. GeneralFor business travellers, Erzherzog Rainer provides an excellent... More

Good value for money
Our first time in Vienna so it was difficult to choose a hotel, but this choise was a success! From the hotel we walked to the Naschmarkt -market place, where thre is so much to seee. From the...
16 Sep 2015
From US$56

5 City Central Hotel

4 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Taborstrasse 8 Map

Special Early Bird Rate

The City Central Hotel Vienna is probably all that a seasoned business or leisure traveller can want in a hotel. GeneralBehind the stylish facade, the properties lavish architecture will impress... More

European Sojourn
Excellent hotel. Perfectly situated. Close enough to easily walk to most of tourist attractions yet a quiet refuge. Room was very good and the breakfast first class. Staff were very helpful,...
15 Jul 2015
From US$76

6 Das CAPRI

3 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

Praterstrasse 44-46 Map

Offering you all the advantages for a comfortable and memorable stay, Das CAPRI is a pleasant place of residence for business travellers as well as holiday makers on a weekend outing or a long... More

Nothing special, good location
Aditional costs for parking, 17 Euro per day! The room looks completely different than on the picture. No colors, old furniture. Breakfest fine. Underground just 5 meters from hotel.
6 Dec 2015
From US$97

7 Graben Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Dorotheergasse 3 Map

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Offering one of the best locations in Vienna, this property is an ideal place for those longing for a wonderful and enjoyable vacation. GeneralThe well-appointed meeting room, which can... More

Great location
Had one issue with the room when we arrive we were assigned what i believe was a one person room. For the first night. We were provided by a diffrent room for thw second night and what a difference.
26 Jun 2014
From US$98

8 Hotel Amadeus Vienna

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Wildpretmarkt 5 Map

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The elegant Hotel Amadeus Vienna makes for an ideal base for travellers looking to discover the wonders of heritage-rich Vienna. On a clear day, tourists can explore the historic centre of Vienna... More

Nice staff and convenient location!
The staff members were friendly and really helpful. We appreciate their help especially with buying train tickets. Thanks to their help and good advice, we could successfully visit Melk on our way...
19 Sep 2015
From US$93

9 Austria Trend Hotel Astoria Wien

4 stars
3.4 / 5 5 reviews

Kaerntner Strasse 32-34 Map

Stay 2 nights & save 15%!

Tourists seeking to explore the vibrant Austria capital find ideal base at the comfortable accommodations of Austria Trend Hotel Astoria Wien. This Vienna hotel places holidaymakers within two... More

Family trip
No Aircon, during summer hotel just provide a small fan. Extremely hot
24 Jul 2015
From US$79

10 Das Opernring Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

Opernring 11 Map

FREE WIFI included!

Discerning holidaymakers and corporate travellers looking for plush accommodations teeming with top-notch facilities, find suitable base in the inviting spaces of Das Opernring Hotel. Apart from... More

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