• USD ($)
  • English

4.5 3 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Stephansplatz 3
  • Hours: Open Mon - Sat 6am - 10pm, Sun and public holidays 7am - 10pm
  • Admission: Guided tours: €4.50 - 14.50

Vienna ATTRACTIONS See all

St Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

The St Stephen's Cathedral, or Stephansdom, is the heart of Vienna both geographically and emotionally. It is a magnificent dark Gothic church, beloved and unmissable in Vienna.

A church has stood on this site since the 12th century, but little remains of the original structure aside from the Riesentor (Giant's Gate) and the Heidentürme (Towers of the Heathens). Both features are Romanesque in style. The Riesentor (rumor has it that the gate was named because a mammoth's tibia, mistaken for a giant's shin, once hung here) is the main western entrance, topped by a tympanum of lattice patterns and statues. Stephansdom's Gothic makeover began in 1359 at the behest of Habsburg Duke Rudolf IV, who earned the epithet of 'The Founder' by laying the foundation stone.

The church's dominating feature is the skeletal Südturm (south tower). Standing 450 ft (136.7m) high, it was completed in 1433 after 75 years of hard labor. 

Practical Info

Catch metro U1 or U3 to Stephansplatz. While entry to the church is free, there is a cost to go up to the tower viewing platforms, or to the catacombs. Be warned: there are 343 steps to climb in the tower.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Vienna City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 417 Reviews

Experience the highlights of Austria's capital in a fun, relaxing way on this Vienna hop-on hop-off bus tour. Hop off at any of the 15 stops around the city ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Valid for 24 or 48 hours

From USD $34.41

Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Get to know Vienna on your choice of a 3-hour, 5-hour or 7-hour private tour of the city! With an expert local guide at your side, discover the city’s rich ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Flexible

From USD $60.22

Welcome to Vienna - Vienna Card, Hop-on-Hop off Tour, Morning Tea and Lunch or Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Vienna, a city of culture, of music, and classical architecture. So whether you prefer museums or galleries, cathedrals or palaces - Vienna has it all. Welcome ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Varies

From USD $123.88

Vienna Old Town Evening Walking Tour with Optional Viennese Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Discover Vienna’s medieval streets, beautiful squares, historical sights and best-kept secrets on a lovely evening stroll through the city’s Old Town. See ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: Varies

From USD $15.14

Vienna Super Saver: City Walking Tour plus Highlights Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

See the highlights of Vienna on a full day of sightseeing, combining two bestselling guided tours at a 15% discount! This Vienna Super Saver starts with a city ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.18
$56.44 Save $8.26

Small-Group Vienna Highlights Walking Tour Including Coffee and Cake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Get a complete overview of Vienna's Old Town on a 3-hour walking tour! Explore Vienna's alleys and sweeping squares to discover both famous and hidden ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.95
$53.68 Save $10.73

Vienna Photography Walking Tour: Music and Grandeur

Join this walking tour in Vienna, city of Music with our expert photographer and see one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Along the way you will see ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $103.24

See all St Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) Tours & Tickets

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message