Vienna – Stephansdom Shines

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“Just take the tram or metro to Stephensplatz – all the Vienna attractions are around there!” Seriously though, the main star attraction in Vienna’s city centre is none other than the church that it is named after, the Stephansdom or St Stephen’s Cathedral. Vienna’s #1 attraction, and one of the tallest churches in the world, is a must-visit. From its detailed and super photogenic interiors, to the chilling catacombs (hosted by a jovial priest who speaks both German and English) and its amazing treasure troves (with modern lifts to bring you up to secret rooms and centuries-old spiral staircases that bring you back down to earth…).

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Last but not least, there’s the 137m tall North Tower with its fantastic panoramic views of the city (not to mention chilling cold gusts of wind in November) where you can easily spot other eye-catching tall structures in the Austrian capital such as the Danube Tower or the twin spires of the university. Finally, don’t leave the tower without taking a peek at what is one of the biggest church bells in Europe. Just make sure you are not there when they ring it. You will be deafen for days for sure! Besides the daily noon mass and Sunday services, visitors are free to check out the cathedral at almost every point. Worth a visit at least once in your lifetime!

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