St. Stephan's Cathedral
the landmark of AUSTRIA
St. Stephen's Cathedral is the landmark of Vienna. Its construction was started in the 12th century. Today it is the most important Gothic building in Austria.
St. Stephen's Cathedral is 107.2 meters long and 34.2 meters wide. It has four towers. The highest is the south tower with 136,44 meters. There are 343 steps to the Türmerstube, from where you have a gigantic view over Vienna. On the roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, the imperial and royal double-headed eagle and the coats-of-arms of the Austrian Empire have been painted with colorful roof tiles. Double eagle and the coats of arms of the city of Vienna and Austria. The interior of St. Stephen's Cathedral was repeatedly changed over the centuries until the Baroque period. Only a 15 minutes walk away form the Kaiserhof.