History and Culture
St. Stephen’s Cathedral is adorned with intricate decorations, gothic architecture, precious stones and collection of books. You can have a wonderful view of Vienna from here.
When to visit:
january - december
07:00 - 22:00 : Sunday
06:00 - 22:00 : Monday - Saturday
St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria. It has four towers. The tallest of these is the south tower. The tower room gives a splendid view across Vienna, is reached via 343 steps. A total of 13 bells hang here. However, the best-known bell of St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Pummerin, is located in the north tower.
Also, worth looking is the intricate decorations with gold and precious stones, monstrances, liturgical texts and books as well as vestments.
Access to the Treasuries and museum by elevator or steps: daily from 10 am - 6 pm. Closed on Sunday and public holidays.
North Tower: access via elevator only (door width: 65 cm) and 12 steps (not wheelchair-accessible).
South Tower: 343 steps (not wheelchair-accessible).
Parking space for visitors with disabilities (Singerstrasse).