Cathedral South Tower

Tower in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

In 1433 Stephansdom's south tower reached its final height of 136.7m, and 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 don't need a ticket for the main nave). When the foundation stone for the south tower was laid in 1359, Rudolf IV is said to have used a trowel and spade made of silver.

Two towers were originally envisaged, but the Südturm grew so high that little space remained for the second.