St. Stephens Cathedral

A defining symbol of the city, Vienna's beloved Stephansdom was built in the 1137 and is a Gothic gem.

Nearby Attractions

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MozartHaus
This museum and concert venue is the last remaining of the apartments in which Mozart lived.
Franciscan Church
Is one of the several hidden gems in Vienna which has a renaissance facade but a beautiful baroque interior.
Ankerclock
The stunning art-nouveau clock stands in the city center and has twelve different figures, each one appearing for a designated hour of the day.
St Stephen's Cathedral Catacombs
Descend below the cathedral into seven centuries of catacombs, which continue to be used today for deceased members of the clergy.
The Plague Column
Column of The Trinity, erected after the Great Plague epidemic in 1679.
St. Virgil's Chapel
A subterranean thirteen-century chapel that was discovered in 1973, with one of the best preserved Gothic interiors in the city of Vienna.

Related Tours

Vienna in a Day: Private Tour including Panoramic Drive
Discover the best of Vienna’s highlights on a private, full-day guided tour, with all entrance tickets included and a panoramic drive around the city. 

On your private tour, you will:

  • Start your day with a private guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with tickets included for the Grand Tour, which gives you access to over 40 rooms;
  • Explore the elegant State Rooms of the Imperial Monarchy, the private apartments, and the gold-decorated Great Gallery;
  • Visit the spectacularly manicured gardens, where your guide will show you the main highlights;
  • Then, enjoy an hour break for lunch at a choice of places recommended by your guide (the price of lunch not included);
  • Following your visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, enjoy a driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle;
  • Pass by the Belvedere Palace, the State Opera house, the House of Parliament, the City Hall, the Giant Wheel of Vienna, the Danube River, and more!
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Vienna's Old Town, where you’ll see the iconic St Stephen’s Cathedral and the intricate Ankerclock;
  • Hear about The Holy Trinity Monument  built in gratitude for the end of the Great Plague and the Turkish War, which ravaged the city in the 17th century;
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library";
  • Visit Heldenplatz, the "Heroes' Square" in German, surrounded by monumental buildings and landmarks including the Neue Burg, built as an extension of the Hofburg Palace;
  • Learn about the Spanish Riding School, home to the world-renowned Lipizzaner horses;
  • Admire Augustine Church, a 14th-century stunning building in Gothic architecture;
  • Your tour finishes at Buggarten, where you will see Mozart's Monument, and then be free to explore the park at your leisure. 

Your private tour starts with the best of the imperial experience, including experiencing what life would have been like as a guest of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth. Your guide will take you through the best of the Rococo Staterooms in the palace, and the 22 rooms the emperor’s family occupied, and see the wide variety of furnishings and styles enjoyed by the royal family. 

As you walk through the Great Gallery, your guide will show you the best of its antiquities, including the Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your tour continues into the part of the castle where the Hapsburgs’ only female ruler, Maria Theresa, lived in the 18th century. After, your guide will take you to the spectacular gardens, where you will enjoy the guided highlights.  

Then, enjoy lunch at your own leisure before departing on a highlight driving tour of Vienna, where you will see the Belvedere Palace, the State Opera house, the House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, the Gian Wheel of Vienna and more!

Your driving tour finishes at the Old Town where you will enjoy a guided tour of the historic district. The architectural finery of Vienna's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a bounty of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Art Deco, and "Jugendstil" architecture under the gaze of the 370-foot steeple of St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

Admire the iconic St. Stephen's Cathedral, pass by the Anker Clock, hear about The Holy Trinity Monument, and stroll around the Jewish Quarter to see the "Nameless Library" monument. Continue to Micheler Platz and discover the Hofburg Palace and the Spanish Riding School before heading to Burggarten.

After visiting Mozart's Monument at Burggarten park, you are free to continue to explore the site at your leisure. 

The Historic Centre of Vienna: Private Tour including Mozarthaus
Vienna is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene with a music tradition that attracts people to the city where Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Strauss and Mozart perfected their art.  

On your private walking tour, you will:

  • Discover Vienna's historic centre on a three-hour guided walking tour;
  • See the most important cultural and political sites, including the Rathausplatz, home to Vienna's impressive City Hall, with its towering Gothic spire and ornate facade;
  • Visit Maria Theresien Platz, flanked by two of the most iconic museums in the city;
  • Admire the Hofburg, the seat of the Habsburg dynasty for centuries, and now housing museums and the Austrian president's office;
  • Learn about the Spanish Riding School, home to the world-renowned Lipizzaner horses;
  • Pass by Michaeler Church, where the first two movements of Mozart's Requiem were performed just five days after his death;
  • Admire the stunning Augustine Church, a 14th-century Gothic building;
  • Hear about The Holy Trinity Monument  built in gratitude for the end of the Great Plague of the 17th century;
  • See the iconic St. Stephen's Cathedral, the centrepiece of Vienna's historic centre and admire its towering spire and ornate facade;
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library";
  • Stop at the famous Anker Clock, an impressive example of Art Nouveau featuring individual figures that rotate in sequence to mark the hours of the day;
  • End your tour with a self-guided tour in the MozartHaus Museum, a centre showing the life and work of the musical genius which you will be free to explore at your own leisure with an audioguide included after parting ways with your guide.

Synonymous with the syncopated waltz that bears its name, Vienna owes much of its musical heritage to the Habsburg dynasty and the excellent creative environment provided by the imperial court for visionary musical talent. Great composers were drawn to Vienna to pen immortal works in a honing ground for musical visionaries.

This fascinating half-day highlights tour will take you to Vienna’s most compelling attractions in a city crowded with glittering gilded palaces, monuments, bronze statues, grand mansions, and dome-topped royal buildings. As one of Europe's grandest capitals, Vienna is rich in handsome architecture and cultural relics that reflect the city’s storied history.  

On your walking tour, you will explore the best of the city’s architecture, including the Austrian Parliament Building, the Alte Burg, the Spanish Riding School, and the Austrian National Library. The architectural finery of Vienna's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a bounty of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Art Deco, and "Jugendstil" architecture under the gaze of the 370-foot steeple of St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

Your tour finishes at the entrance to MozartHaus Museum, where you will step into the life of the classical virtuoso and trace his enthralling backstory at your own pace. Your guide will part ways with you here so you can enjoy your self-guided tour.
Welcome to Vienna: Private 2.5-hour Highlights Walking Tour
This fascinating welcome tour will take you to Vienna’s most popular attractions in a city filled with stunning gilded palaces, monuments, bronze statues, grand mansions, and dome-topped royal buildings. 

On your private tour of Vienna, you will: 

  • Explore some of the most iconic and historic sites in the city's historic centre;
  • Admire the impressive architecture of the Rathausplatz built in the 19th century along the Ringstrasse;
  • See Caffee Landmann, a charming café - said to be Freud's favourite café in Vienna - which has been serving coffee and pastries for over 140 years;
  • Take a stroll through the nearby Volksgarten and enjoy the beauty of the Rosengarten;
  • Head to Maria Theresien Platz, and discover the Monument of Maria Theresia, the magnificent buildings housing The Museum of Natural History Vienna and the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien;
  • Visit Heldenplatz, the "Heroes' Square" in German, surrounded by monumental buildings and landmarks including the Neue Burg, built as an extension of the Hofburg Palace;
  • Learn about the Spanish Riding School, home to the world-renowned Lipizzaner horses;
  • Continue to Michaeler Platz where you can admire the symbols of the Habsburgs at the main entrance of the palace;
  • Pass by Michaeler Church, where the first two movements of Mozart's Requiem were performed just five days after his death;
  • Admire Augustine Church, a 14th-century stunning building in Gothic architecture;
  • Hear about The Holy Trinity Monument  built in gratitude for the end of the Great Plague and the Turkish War, which ravaged the city in the 17th century;
  • Step outside St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of the most recognizable landmarks in Vienna;
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library";
  • End your tour at the famed Anker clock. If you book the 9.30 am start time, you will be there just in time to hear the clock chime and admire the 12 historical figures parade in front of the clock face! 

As one of Europe's grandest capitals, Vienna is rich in handsome architecture and cultural relics that reflect the city’s storied history.  On your walking tour, you will explore the best of the city’s architecture, including the Austrian Parliament Building, the Alte Burg, the Spanish Riding School, and the Austrian National Library. 

The architectural finery of Vienna's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a bounty of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Art Deco, and "Jugendstil" architecture under the gaze of the 370-foot steeple of St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

After taking this walking tour, you will not only have seen its most popular highlights, but learnt about the city’s rich history through its many monuments, buildings, and statues erected by its former royals and famed musicians.
The Catacombs of St. Stephen’s Cathedral: Private 2.5-hour Tour
Discover one of Vienna's most iconic and recognizable landmarks on a private guided tour of  St. Stephen's Cathedral and its underground Catacombs located in the heart of the city's historic district.

On your private guided tour, you will: 

  • See Stephansplatz, the 'kilometre zero' of the Austrian capital and the main square of Vienna's historic Centre;
  • Admire the magnificent St. Stephen's Cathedral, possibly Vienna's most popular highlight;
  • Enjoy a guided visit of the main highlights - with tickets included;
  • See the High Altar,  an impressive example of Baroque architecture, located at the east end of the cathedral;
  • Learn about the Pummerin Bell, the largest bell in Austria, located in the north tower with a weight of 20,000 kilograms;
  • Visit the interior chapels including the Chapel of the Holy Cross, the Chapel of St. Eligius and the Chapel of St. Catherine;
  • Descend to the underground to explore its famed Crypts containing the remains of over 11,000 people, including members of the Habsburg royal family;
  • Join a guided tour of the Catacombs with tickets included;
  • Pass by the hidden St. Virgil’s Chapel, a subterranean thirteen-century chapel discovered in 1973, currently closed for restoration;
  • Hear about the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalena which was built above the chapel with its outlines still visible today at Stephansplatz;
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the adjacent Middle Ages Museum before heading again to the ground level;
  • Your tour will conclude in the heart of the Old Town at Stephansplatz.

From the glory of medieval times to the contemporary splendour of the present, Vienna is world-renowned for its dazzling, grandiose historical buildings of stucco, marble, gold leaf, and ornate stone. 

On your private guided tour, you will get insider information about one of Vienna’s most iconic sites, St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Its colourful roof tiles - laid to create the Royal and Imperial double-headed eagle and Vienna coat of arms - are a much-loved symbol of the city. Enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral, and then descend to explore its catacombs and crypts, where over 10,000 are buried, and remain in use today. 

See the burial place of the Austrian archbishops and bishops, as well as the crypt where the urns containing the internal organs of the former archdukes of the Habsburg Dynasty are kept.

Afterwards, head outside the Cathedral for a guided visit to St. Virgil's Chapel, an underground thirteen-century chapel discovered in 1973 during the construction of the subway and integrated into the station (currently closed for restoration).

Your tour finishes at the heart of the Old Town at Stephansplatz where your guide will give you further recommendations on what to see next!
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