Dom- & Diözesanmuseum
The area on Stephansplatz around the cathedral was originally a graveyard – making it the ‘dead centre’ of Vienna in a very literal...
With the imperial purse withering and Gothic styles losing their allure, work on a second tower on Stephansdom was abandoned and in 1579...
Vienna’s Gothic masterpiece Stephansdom (St Stephen’s Cathedral), or Steffl (Little Stephan) as it’s locally called, symbolises Vienna...
Hidden down a narrow, atmospheric passage is this wee wine bar seating only 10, but it makes up for it with over 350 wines on offer...
The Viennese would simply be at a loss without Figlmüller. This famous Beisl has some of the biggest and best schnitzels in the...
Lonely Planet review
The Cathedral and Diocesan Museum of Vienna is a treasure trove of religious art pieces spanning a period of more than 1000 years. The museums are closed for restoration (expected to reopen 2015), but highlights can be seen in the 'Der Domschatz kehrt zurueck' exhibition inside Stephansdom (www.der-domschatz-kehrt-zurueck.at).
The collection is blessed with some extraordinary exhibits – such as the earliest European portrait, that of Duke Rudolph IV (1360), and two Syrian glass vessels (1280–1310) thought to be among the oldest glass bottles in the world.