Located in Stephansplatz, in the center of Vienna, St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom) is the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Vienna.
Stephansdom, Vienna’s most important religious building, was built on the ruins of the Romanesque church dedicated to St. Stephen’s built in 1147 and today only the Pagan Towers are preserved.
The Cathedral is surmounted by a large, needle-shaped giant tower (Steffl), built in gothic style, which, at 137 meters high, can be seen from different points of the city.
Inside Vienna Cathedral, you can observe various architectural styles from different eras; the central nave, side chapels and choir follow the Gothic style, while the buildings were rebuilt in the Baroque style.
The interior of the Cathedral preserves the remains of members of the Habsburg family.