Dom St Stephan
The Domschatz-und Diözesan-museum showcases a range of ecclesiastical finery that illustrates the power and wealth of the Church rulers.
Neue Bischöfliche Residenz
Pride of place on this showy square belongs to the 18th-century Neue Bischöfliche Residenz (New Bishop's Residence). Melchior Hefele, a...
Wurm + Köck
From March to early November, Wurm + Köck operates cruises to the Dreiflusseck from the docks near Rathausplatz, as well as a whole host...
Caffè Bar Centrale
Venetian bar that has to spill out onto the cobbles of the Rindermarkt as it's so tiny inside. It may be small, but there's a huge...
Zum Grünen Baum
Take a seat in the newly renovated interior to savour risottos, goulash, schnitzel and soups, prepared as far as possible using organic...
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Dom St Stephan information
There's been a church here since the late 5th century, but what you see today is much younger thanks to the fire of 1662, which ravaged much of the medieval town, including the cathedral. The rebuilding job went to a team of Italians, notably the architect Carlo Lurago and the stucco master Giovanni Battista Carlone. The result is a top-heavy baroque interior with a mob of saints and cherubs gazing down at the congregation from countless cornices and capitals.
The building's acoustics are perfect for its main attraction, the world's largest organ, which perches above the main entrance. This monster of a wind instrument contains an astonishing 17,974 pipes and it's an amazing acoustic experience to hear it in full puff. Half-hour organ recitals take place at noon daily Monday to Saturday (adult/child €4/2) and at 7.30pm on Thursday (adult/child €5/3) from May to October and for a week around Christmas. Show up at least 30 minutes early to ensure you get a seat.