Stephansdom & the Historic Centre attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Stephansdom

Vienna’s Gothic masterpiece Stephansdom – or Steffl (Little Stephan), as it’s ironically nicknamed – is Vienna's pride and joy. A church has stood here since the 12th century, and reminders of this are the Romanesqu…
Top Choice Museum in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Haus der Musik

The Haus der Musik explains the world of sound and music to adults and children alike (in English and German) in an amusing and interactive way. Exhibits are spread over four floors and cover everything about how so…
Museum in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Mozarthaus Vienna

The great composer spent close to three happy and productive years at this residence between 1784 and 1787. Exhibits include copies of music scores and paintings, while free audio guides recreate the story of his ti…
Museum in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Literaturmuseum

An 1844 Biedermeier building houses Austria's literature museum, which opened in 2015. It contains books, manuscripts, letters, photos, illustrations and personal effects (such as desks) from the country's most semi…
Tower in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Cathedral South Tower

In 1433, Stephansdom's south tower reached its final height of 136.7m. Today, you can ascend the 343 steps to a small platform for one of Vienna’s most-spectacular views over the rooftops of the Innere Stadt; you do…
Museum in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Museum Judenplatz

The main focus of Museum Judenplatz is on the excavated remains of a medieval synagogue that once stood on Judenplatz, with a film and numerous exhibits to elucidate Vienna's Jewish history. It was built in the Midd…
Synagogue in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Stadttempel

Vienna’s main synagogue, seating 500 people, was completed in 1826, after Toleranzpatent reforms by Joseph II in the 1780s granted rights to Vienna’s Jews to practise their religion. This paved the way for improved …
Monument in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Ankeruhr

A Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) masterpiece created by Franz von Matsch in 1911, this mechanical clock was named after the Anker Insurance Co, which commissioned it. Over a 12-hour period, figures including Roman Emperor…
Church in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Franziskanerkirche

This Franciscan church is a glorious architectural deception. Outside it exudes the hallmarks of an early-17th-century Renaissance style, yet inside it is awash with gold and marble decorative features from the baro…
Church in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Maria am Gestade

Originally a wooden church built by Danube boatsmen around 880, Maria am Gestade (Maria on the Riverbank) was built in stone between 1394 and 1414, making it one of Vienna's few surviving Gothic structures. Compensa…