Stephansplatz & Vienna Days

Stephansplatz is one of Vienna’s major landmarks.  It’s a gorgeous area to spend the day especially when it’s Christmas time.  The Christmas markets are setup and all the old churches have them in front.

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 Stephansplatz is a main square in Vienna.  It’s centrally located within the city and the central point of Vienna’s landmarks.  Vienna’s landmarks are all wrapped around Stephansplatz.  Stephansplatz is a bit of a tourist trap in that it has a lot of retail stores, restaurants and things to do.  However, it’s not really an issue since everything centrally within walking distance.

In the Stephansplatz’s center, one of the world’s tallest churches stands — Stephansdom (i.e., St Stephan’s Catherdral).  It’s the main attraction in the area along with Graben and Kärntner Straße.   Both are Vienna’s main shopping streets.  It’s filled with a lot of local brands alongside international powerhouses.  Also, don’t forget about the Biergartens.  It’s everywhere in the city.

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Stephansdom

During Christmas time, the area is gorgeously decorated with lights hanging above.  It’s amazing to admire with Stephansplatz old architecture on both sides of the walkways.  In addition, Graben and Kärntner Straße have scattered sculptures that are hundreds of years old.  Graben dates back as far as the late 1200s.  It has always been a market place and an area for festivals.

Stephansplatz is definitely worth visiting while in Vienna.  I have to say that Vienna is probably one of the most beautiful cities I’ve seen in my life.  The old grand architecture sitting next to new buildings.  The city’s spirits and making an effort to decorate their populated areas.  Stephansplatz and Vienna is a must visit.  It’s definitely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.  I would highly recommend it as a vacation destination.

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Graben

Need restaurants to eat at while in Vienna?  Check out our review of Saigon Restaurant, Happy Vietnam, and Steirereck.  Also, check out Stephensdom when you’re there.

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