St. Stephen’s Cathedral & One Of The World’s Tallest Church In Vienna

St. Stephen’s Cathedral (i.e., Stephansdom) is one of the world’s tallest churches.  It’s in Vienna, Austria.  Vienna is one of the most beautiful European cities I’ve encountered.

Stephansdom is in the center of Stephansplatz.  The Gothic Romanesque architecture gives off an ominous appearance; it’s a dark and medieval contrast next to its modern neighbors.   Stephansdom is the main Roman Catholic church in Vienna with its colorful multi-tiled roof.  The church dates back to the 12th century when Vienna was the German civilization center.  St. Stephen’s Cathedral Stephansdom.

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral Vienna
The interior

The church has old sculptures.  Some of the sculptures are hundreds of years old.  There is a memorial tablet dedicated to Mozart.  The church has over 18 altars throughout the interior and the Maria Pötsch Icon has been said to have created many miracles.  In addition, it has allegedly shed tears back in the back in the late 1600s and it supposedly help Prince Eugene of Savoy gain victory over the Turks.  St. Stephen’s Cathedral Stephansdom.

The church has many tombs.  The most notable one is the tomb of Prince Eugene of Savoy.  Furthermore, there are catacombs with more than 11,000 people remained underneath the church.  The church offers tours of the tombs and catacombs.  St. Stephen’s Cathedral Stephansdom.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral Vienna
The view of the main altar

I’ve seen many medieval churches in Europe.  St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of the most impressive ones.  It has an ominous vibe because its centrally located within Stephansplatz.  Stephansdom sticks out like a sore thumb in the area.  It’s definitely worth the visit.  Actually, Vienna is worth a visit.  As mentioned, it’s one of the most beautiful European cities I’ve encountered.   St. Stephen’s Cathedral Stephansdom.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral Vienna

One of the 18 altars

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