Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
I like visiting churches. I think they are calming. This one is really nice. There are usually a lot of people, but the staff is friendly and helpful. We went up the tower and it gives a nice view from up there. Due to the small elevator, the amount of people up there is limited which gives the opportunity to take nice pictures. In front of the church there are some people trying to sell tickets for concerts, but if you tell them you don't want anything, they leave you alone and don't pressure you.
An impressive cathedral with impressive views too. Personally I didn’t find the catacombs too interesting, although the tour guide did a good job at making it seem more interesting than my was. Be aware that if you want to go up the cathedral to see the incredible views of Vienna, the lift option and stairs option lead to two different places, with different view points. The stairs can be a bit challenging to climb and the windows at the top offer nice views from inside, through glass. The lift option leads to an outside part with a wider range of vision but part of the views are restricted due to the cathedral roof. I thought that the lift offered better views and better photo opportunities because it is not behind glass and has a wider range of vision. Both however are interesting and you won’t be disappointed either way :) Final tip: check if there is a church event on like mass for example, when something is taking place, the accessible area of the church for tourists is significantly less.
Worth a visit. It's also worth having a tour and going down into the catacombs. You see how people use to be buried around the church even after it became the city centre. And from the roof you get an amazing view with a nice look down from the attic.
This church is so huge and decorations are pretty elegant. You must be here as you visit Vienna. You can take metro line 1 to be here that is very convenient. It will take about 2-3 hours to admire this big building. And you can enter the inner of this church with ticket free. I believe you will enjoy it as you look this historical structure.
would have given this place five stars for beauty... except that its primary purpose seems to have been all but forgotten and it really isn't a place of worship anymore. too many tourists milling around and treating it like a museum, though i appreciated the fact that there were still spots to pray. if you're looking to meditate on and contemplate the sacred mysteries though, you might want to look elsewhere. disappointed to say the least.