What You Can Look Forward to Seeing
St. Stephen’s cathedral was damaged due to the Turkish siege in 1683 and again in WWII. After the war the tower and roof of the cathedral were renovated and it reopened in 1948. The pulpit is a Gothic masterpiece. The railing of the staircase is decorated with fantastic symbols. Toads represent darkness or evil and lizards represent light or good. The Dog protects the preacher from their influence.
The church is used regularly for events and services for the public. People touring the Cathedral can climb 343 steps to the south tower. There is an option to do the tour in English and the guided tours start in the morning until the evening. The opening times are not the same as the Tour schedule, the opening times for the Cathedral is in the morning until night. The address for St.Stephen’s Cathedral is Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria. To get here you can take the Metro and it brings you outside of the Cathedral.