St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna Tour Guide
Nestled in the heart of Vienna, the St. Stephen’s Cathedral symbolises Austria in its entirety, its rich history, culture and architectural heritage and is its national emblem and the symbol of Austrian identity. This is a cathedral, which since its inception in the 12th Century has beckoned tourists and devotees alike to its threshold.
Explore the many wonders of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral with a guided tour; marvel at the coloured ceramic tiles on the roof; ascend to the South Tower for magnificent panoramic views of Vienna; and see the Pummerin, the largest bell in Austria and the second largest in Europe, hung high above in the North Tower of the Cathedral.
Enjoy a tour of the Cathedral Treasures and descend to the catacombs for a tour of the magnificently decorated tombs of the Habsburgs and the mausoleum of the bishops. The sarcophagus of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III, in particular, is an outstanding example of medieval sculptural art. The Cathedral also houses the Imperial Burial Vault with as many as 56 urns that hold the intestines and hearts of the Habsburgs buried between 1650 the 17th and 19th centuries.
The St. Stephen’s Cathedral is also the venue of classical concerts in the summers (June – September).